Pop Tarts

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These are a homemade version of those American Classics Pop Tarts. They are made using a short, rich, crumbly pastry that melts in the mouth, but you could also use shop bought sweet pastry if you prefer, the method od rolling out and cooking would be the same.


  1. To make the pastry, pulse the flour, butter and sugar in a food processor until it looks like breadcrumbs. Or you can rub in by hand.

    • 240g Plain flour (We like Allinson)
    • 180g Butter (Unsalted)
    • 1 tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (We like Billington's)
  2. Beat 1 egg and 2 tbsp. milk in a separate bowl and then add about 1 tbsp. of it (you wont need it all) to the flour mixture, and bring the dough together. It will be very soft and short. Divide into 2 equal parts and wrap them in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

    Top Tip: Chilling time
    • 1 Eggs (Large)
    • 2 tbsp Milk
  3. To make the filling, mix the corn flour with 1 tbsp. cold water and then add this to your jam to make a silky mixture.

    • 1 tbsp Corn flour
    • 220g Jam (We like strawberry)
  4. When the pastry has rested, roll each half out to 30x21cm and cut into 9 equal rectangles.

  5. Beat the remaining egg and brush the surface of one of the sets of rectangles.

    Spoon a heaped teaspoon onto the centre of each "egged" rectangle.

    Then take the other rectangles and gently use them to top those with the jam and press them sealed, taking care not to let the jam ooze out.

  6. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment. Carefully lift your pop tarts onto the parchment and finally seal each one with the tines of a fork. Finally brush the tops with beaten egg and prick with a fork to let the steam escape.

    Put the trays into the fridge and chill, uncovered for 30 minutes.

    Preheat your oven to 210ºc/190ºc fan, bake the Pop tarts for 18-20 minutes, but keep a close eye on them from 15 minutes.

  7. To make the icing, mix your icing sugar with water a teaspoon at a time until you make a thick but still runny glace icing.

    Top Tip: Flavoured icing
    • 200g Icing sugar (We like Silver Spoon)
    • few drops Rose water (We like Nielsen Massey)
  8. Once the pop tarts are cool, top with a little icing and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.

    • sprinkle Hundreds and thousands

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  1. 5 star rating

    A most delicious recipe for Pop Tarts. I only needed to use one large egg and half the quantity of jam was quite sufficient. 15 minutes baking was perfect. Leave to cool before icing. When you are ready to eat them I suggest you warm them for a few minutes at a very low temperature in your oven. I will certainly be making them again in the not too distant future.

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