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Looking for a quick and delightful sweet treat? Try these homemade Toaster Pastries! Made with convenient refrigerated pie crusts and filled with your choice of jam or Nutella, they’re incredibly easy to make. This recipe serves up six delightful pastries, ideal for a cozy breakfast or a playful snack. Ready to whip up these charming treats that are sure to brighten your day? Let’s get started!

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Why You’ll Love This Toaster Pastries Recipe

  • Simple: Uses ready-made refrigerated pie crusts.
  • Versatile: Can be filled with jam, Nutella, or your favorite spread.
  • Quick: Have fresh, warm pastries in no time.
  • Small batch: Perfect for treating yourself or sharing with a loved one.

What Are Pop-Tarts?

Popular in the United States, Pop Tarts are a brand of toaster pastries – a pre-baked, convenient food consisting of a thin pastry shell with a sweet filling. Most traditionally, they’re toasted and served warm, with fillings ranging from various fruit preserves to sweet spreads like Nutella.

Pop Tarts were first introduced by Kellogg’s in 1964, designed as a quick and easy breakfast item that could be heated in a toaster. Over the years, the humble toaster pastry has evolved into a beloved treat enjoyed in various forms worldwide.

A stack of four homemade toaster pastries on a plate next to a glass of milk.

Ingredients

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  • Refrigerated pie crusts: I use 2 refrigerated pie crusts (most packages come with two inside). This will yield 6 toaster pastries. In the UK, you can substitute with shortcrust pastry, readily available in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets.
  • All-purpose flour: For dusting the cutting board so the pie crust dough doesn’t stick to it.
  • Egg: 1 egg is used for the egg wash. An egg wash is a mixture of egg and water brushed on pastries to give them a shiny, golden finish.
  • Filling: Feel free to get creative! Besides jam and Nutella, try lemon curd or even a savory cheese spread. If you’ve got leftover jam, consider using it to make a small batch of Thumbprint Cookies.
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How To Make Homemade Toaster Pastries

These step-by-step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make a small batch of toaster pastries. See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

A homemade pop tart cut in half with jam filling next to a glass of milk.
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll the pie pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 9 x 12-inch (roughly) rectangle, cutting away the edges with a sharp knife.
Refrigerator dough rolled out with rolling pin on large cutting board.
  1. Cut the large rectangle into six smaller rectangles.
  2. Gently separate the rectangles from the cutting board and lay them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart.
Cutting the refrigerator dough into six rectangles to make the bottom layer of homemade toaster pastries.
  1. With a pastry brush, paint each rectangle with an egg wash (1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water).
Brushing the dough with an egg wash.
  1. Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto each rectangle in a thin line down the center.
Spooning the filling of jam and nutella onto the dough.
  1. Roll out the second disc of pie pastry and cut out six rectangles.
Rolled out and cut the dough into six rectangles for the top of the pastries.
  1. Lay the new batch of rectangles over the rectangles with the filling.
Place the top of the dough on top of the filling to make pastries.
  1. Seal by pressing a fork around the perimeter of each rectangle.
Sealing the dough with a fork on each toaster pastry.
  1. Using a pastry brush, paint the tops of each pastry with egg wash.
Brushing the tops of the toaster pastries with an egg wash before baking.
  1. Poke each pastry several times with a fork.
Poking the tops of the toaster pastries with a fork before baking.
  1. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
  2. Cool on a wire rack.
Six homemade toaster pastries on parchment paper on a cooling rack.
  1. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with frosting.
Adding a glaze zig-zag to homemade toaster pastries.

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Expert Tips

  • You might like to consider making savory toaster pastries. Add a slice of ham and a slice of swiss cheese for a delicious savory twist.
  • Use our easy small batch refrigerator jam recipe instead of using a store brand.
  • Don’t overfill your pastries to avoid spillage.

Serving Suggestions

These homemade toaster pastries are delicious as is, straight out of the toaster. For a fancier treat, serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

A close up of a homemade toaster pastry with a sugar glaze.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store homemade toaster pastries?

Store the toaster pastries in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for a week. Just pop them into the toaster when you’re ready.

Can I freeze toaster pastries?

Yes, after baking with the filling, lay on a baking sheet & place in the freezer to freeze. Once frozen, place in a single layer in a container or freezer bag.
To cook, take one out and place in toaster oven until warm. Frost if desired.
These toaster pastries are so easy to make and are so much better than store bought versions. Give them a try, fill them with your favorite jellies or jams and enjoy!

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Small Batch Toaster Pastries

5 from 10 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 pastries
If you love pop-tarts, you'll love these homemade Toaster Pastries! Easily made with refrigerated pie crust, filled with Nutella or your favorite jam and baked in the oven. Just like the toaster pastries you can buy at the grocery, only better!

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour , for dusting the cutting board
  • 1 egg , beaten with 1 tablespoon of water to create an egg wash.
  • 6 tablespoons jam , or Nutella

FROSTING

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C; Gas Mark 5)
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the pie crusts, roll the first disc of pie pastry on a lightly floured surface into a roughly 9 x 12- inch rectangle.
  • Cut the rectangle into six smaller rectangles. Gently separate the rectangles from the cutting board and lay them on the prepared baking sheet with 2-inches of space between each one.
  • With a pastry brush, paint each rectangle with the beaten egg wash. Set the egg wash aside to use later.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of the filling onto each rectangle in a thin line down the center.
  • Roll out the second disc of pie pastry into a roughly 9 x 12 – inch rectangle. Cut out six rectangles and lay each rectangle over the pastry rectangles with the filling.
  • Seal the edges by pressing a fork around the perimeter of each rectangle.
  • Using the pastry brush, paint the tops of each pastry with the egg wash and poke several times with a fork.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • While the pastries are cooling make the glaze; In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and cream until smooth. The glaze should have enough liquid in it to drizzle onto the pastries. If necessary, add a little more cream until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Drizzle frosting over the pastries.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • You might like to consider making savory toaster pastries. Add a slice of ham and a slice of swiss cheese for a delicious savory twist.
  • Use our easy small batch refrigerator jam recipe instead of using a store brand.
This is a small batch toaster pastries recipe and it will yield 6 toaster pastries. Store the toaster pastries in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for a week.
If you would like to freeze them, after baking with the filling, lay on a baking sheet & place in the freezer to freeze. Once frozen, place in a single layer in a container or freezer bag. To cook, take one out and place in toaster oven until warm. Frost if desired.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 327kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 244mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 114IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. I will be trying this recipe. Which brand of refrigerator pie crusts did you use for the above recipe ? Thank you. Yours is my favorite website.

    1. Never mind. I saw the instructions in the bottom expert tips. You can delete my comment and this one.. Thanks, Sheri

  2. Made these one morning for my husband and he loved them. Plan to make a few different kinds and stick in the freezer for his morning Pop Tart instead of buying them in the store. Love the quantity that was made and love the taste of them as well. Thanks for a great recipe for breakfast or snack!