Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

Did you know you can make perfectly looking - delicious tasting pop tarts in your air fryer? These lovely air fryer delights will sure take you back to those fond memories from your childhood.
These pop tarts are just what you need for decadent afternoons spent with your friends to Saturday mornings eating piping hot pop tarts fresh from the toaster oven.

The homemade air fryer version of the famous pop tarts, wraps all that goodness into a healthier package, featuring a quick microwave jam with nice chunks of strawberries. Lemon juice cuts the sweetness of the glaze, and the sprinkles—because you know is not a pop tart without the sprinkles.

Make sure you try these delicious air fryer pop tarts the next time you want a comfort food with a homemade twist.

CategoryDifficultyIntermediate

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 25 mins
 8 oz quartered strawberries
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 14.10 oz refrigerated piecrusts
 cooking spray
 ½ cup powdered sugar
 5 ½ tsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
 ½ oz rainbow candy sprinkles
1

Stir together strawberries and granulated sugar in medium microwavable bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Microwave on HIGH until shiny and reduced, about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2

Roll pie crust into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 12 (2 1/2- x 3-inch) rectangles, rerolling scraps, if needed. Spoon about 2 teaspoons strawberry mixture into center of 6 of the dough rectangles, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Brushes edges of filled dough rectangles with water; top with remaining dough rectangles, pressing edges with a fork to seal. Coat tarts well with cooking spray.

3

Place 3 tarts in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook at 350°F until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining tarts. Place on a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

4

Whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Spoon glaze over cooled tarts, and sprinkle evenly with candy sprinkles.

Ingredients

 8 oz quartered strawberries
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 14.10 oz refrigerated piecrusts
 cooking spray
 ½ cup powdered sugar
 5 ½ tsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
 ½ oz rainbow candy sprinkles

Directions

1

Stir together strawberries and granulated sugar in medium microwavable bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Microwave on HIGH until shiny and reduced, about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2

Roll pie crust into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 12 (2 1/2- x 3-inch) rectangles, rerolling scraps, if needed. Spoon about 2 teaspoons strawberry mixture into center of 6 of the dough rectangles, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Brushes edges of filled dough rectangles with water; top with remaining dough rectangles, pressing edges with a fork to seal. Coat tarts well with cooking spray.

3

Place 3 tarts in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook at 350°F until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining tarts. Place on a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

4

Whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth. Spoon glaze over cooled tarts, and sprinkle evenly with candy sprinkles.

Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe