Breakfast—my absolute favorite meal of the day, and if I skip it, everyone knows…ha! Seriously, though, breakfast is my favorite because there are so many options. It can be dressed up or down, sweet or savory, and everything in between.
With the baby on the way along with weekend plans and our warm weather festivities starting, I haven’t had as much time to cook, so the kids have been eating a lot of pop tarts for breakfast. They love them! Well, I found a little extra time several mornings ago, and thought I'd try to make one at home so we could have a giant pop tart to share.
It was such a success!!!
Now I want to make one in every flavor because it was soo easy and delicious that we literally ate the entire thing in just a couple of minutes---WAAYYY better than store bought! The kids devoured theirs, and they were able to make a couple of cute mini pop tarts with the leftover crust, so it was fun and created special memories for them too!
It doesn’t get any easier than this recipe, y’all. Here’s what you need:
2 Store bought flaky rolled pie crusts & a rolling pin
Strawberry jam (homemade is even better—recipe below)
Eggwash (1 egg & 1 tablespoon water)
Powdered sugar, milk & vanilla
I made a quick batch of strawberry jam at let it cool completely before adding it to the crust. You’ll want to do the same!!
Then, you roll out one sheet of pie crust..not too thin. Just a little larger than how it comes, and cut it into a large rectangle. Spoon strawberry jam onto the bottom crust, leaving about an inch empty around the edges.
Then, roll out the top crust and cut to the same size as the bottom; place it on top. Using a fork, join the two crusts around the edges by pressing the fork to make the classic pop tart edges. Be sure to create a good seal all the way around.
Then, use the fork to poke some holes into the top crust of the pop tart. This is a very important step because it allows air to escape while baking and will keep your pop tart from bubbling up.
Brush the egg wash, generously, all over the top of the pop tart. Bake on 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Then, turn up the heat to broil and bake another 3-4 minutes, until the top of the pastry is beginning to brown.
Remove from oven and cool completely for the best icing results.