Pop Tarts

Fill these easy pop tarts with store-bought jam or make a quick one with frozen berries. You can always jazz these up with some fun decorative sugars or grind up some freeze dried berries to naturally color the icing.


1 jar of your favorite jam or preserves (see below to make your own)

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 cup 2 sticks (1 cup) cold unsalted butter

To make the dough.n a food processor or mixer, combine the flours and butter. Pulse until the mix clumps together to form pea size balls. Add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together and forms a ball. (You can also do this by hand in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make an egg wash using 1 egg beaten with 1 tbs. of water.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide the dough in half. Roll each half out into a 1/4-inch thick square, about 12×12 inches. Transfer 1 square to the prepared baking sheet and spread the jam over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge of the dough. Brush the just the edges of the dough with the egg wash. Layer the other half of the dough over the filling and seal the edges by crimping with the back of a fork.  Cover the baking sheet and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the pop tart lightly with the egg wash.

5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the powder sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and 2 tablespoons water, adding extra water to thin the glaze as desired. Drizzle the glaze over the pop tart. Cut the tart into rectangles. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

*To Make your Own Jam

2 cups frozen berries

1/4 –  1/3 cup sugar (to your taste)

zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. 

Combine berries, sugar, citrus juice, and zest in a medium saucepan. Set over medium heat and cook, uncovered, until berries begin to soften. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the berries a bit, then increase heat to medium/high and let simmer 10 minutes 

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