DIY pop tarts, 3 ways

DIY pop tarts, 3 ways

Based on 5 ratings

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
80
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
375 g flour
¼ tsp salt
200 g confectioner’s sugar (divided)
200 g butter
egg yolks
4⅓ tbsp water (divided)
3 tbsp milk (divided)
egg
1½ tbsp cane sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
80 g strawberry jam
1 tsp starch
4 tsp applesauce
4 tsp Nutella
¼ tsp vanilla extract
flour for dusting
colorful sprinkles for garnish
dark chocolate for garnish (melted)
chocolate sprinkles for garnish
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • plastic wrap
  • large bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • baking sheet
  • ruler
  • parchment paper
  • knife
  • rolling pin
  • small pot
  • 2 small bowls
  • whisk
  • pastry brush
  • oven
  • small bowl

Nutrition per serving

Cal
359
Protein
5g
Fat
17g
Carb
47g

Step 1/6

Add flour, salt, and confectioner’s sugar to a large bowl and stir to combine. Add butter in cubes and start to knead with your hands. Add egg yolks and water and knead until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approx. 1 hr.
  • 375 flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100 confectioner’s sugar
  • 200 butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp water
  • plastic wrap
  • large bowl
  • rubber spatula

Add flour, salt, and confectioner’s sugar to a large bowl and stir to combine. Add butter in cubes and start to knead with your hands. Add egg yolks and water and knead until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approx. 1 hr.

Step 2/6

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface until approx. 3-mm/0.2-in thick. Trim the sides as needed and cut the dough into an even amount of rectangles of 5x8-cm/2x3-in. Transfer half of them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • flour for dusting
  • baking sheet
  • ruler
  • parchment paper
  • knife
  • rolling pin

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface until approx. 3-mm/0.2-in thick. Trim the sides as needed and cut the dough into an even amount of rectangles of 5x8-cm/2x3-in. Transfer half of them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 3/6

Add milk and egg to a bowl, stir to combine and set aside. Add cane sugar and cinnamon to a second bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. Add water, strawberry jam, and starch to a small pot over medium heat and whisk to combine. Heat for approx. 2 min., then remove from heat and let cool down a bit.
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  •  tbsp cane sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp water
  • 80 strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp starch
  • small pot
  • 2 small bowls
  • whisk
  • rubber spatula

Add milk and egg to a bowl, stir to combine and set aside. Add cane sugar and cinnamon to a second bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. Add water, strawberry jam, and starch to a small pot over medium heat and whisk to combine. Heat for approx. 2 min., then remove from heat and let cool down a bit.

Step 4/6

Brush dough rectangles on the baking sheet with egg wash. Add apple sauce to one third of them, leaving some space around the edges. Sprinkle some cinnamon-sugar on top. Spoon jam filling onto another third of the dough rectangles and add Nutella onto remaining ones, always leaving some space around the edges.
  • 4 tsp applesauce
  • 4 tsp Nutella
  • pastry brush

Brush dough rectangles on the baking sheet with egg wash. Add apple sauce to one third of them, leaving some space around the edges. Sprinkle some cinnamon-sugar on top. Spoon jam filling onto another third of the dough rectangles and add Nutella onto remaining ones, always leaving some space around the edges.

Step 5/6

Use a fork to poke holes in the remaining half of the dough, then transfer them onto the filled dough rectangles on the baking sheet. Use your fingertips to press around the filling, then use a fork to seal the edges so the filling will stay inside. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F and refrigerate pop tarts for approx. 20 min. Afterwards, bake them for approx. 20 min. until golden brown. Let cool.
  • oven

Use a fork to poke holes in the remaining half of the dough, then transfer them onto the filled dough rectangles on the baking sheet. Use your fingertips to press around the filling, then use a fork to seal the edges so the filling will stay inside. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F and refrigerate pop tarts for approx. 20 min. Afterwards, bake them for approx. 20 min. until golden brown. Let cool.

Step 6/6

While the pop tarts are baking, prepare toppings for each kind. Add milk, vanilla extract, and confectioner’s sugar to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aisde. Once the pop tarts are baked and cooled down, add toppings. Top applesauce filled pop tarts with sugar icing and remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. For jam filled pop tarts, add some sugar icing and colorful sprinkles on top. Drizzle melted dark chocolate onto Nutella filled pop tarts and add some chocolate sprinkles on top. Let dry before serving and enjoy!
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 confectioner’s sugar
  • colorful sprinkles for garnish
  • dark chocolate for garnish
  • chocolate sprinkles for garnish
  • small bowl

While the pop tarts are baking, prepare toppings for each kind. Add milk, vanilla extract, and confectioner’s sugar to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aisde. Once the pop tarts are baked and cooled down, add toppings. Top applesauce filled pop tarts with sugar icing and remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. For jam filled pop tarts, add some sugar icing and colorful sprinkles on top. Drizzle melted dark chocolate onto Nutella filled pop tarts and add some chocolate sprinkles on top. Let dry before serving and enjoy!