Homemade Toaster Pastries

If you love pop-tarts, you’ll love this homemade Toaster Pastries recipe! 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!

Homemade toaster pastries with icing stripes on a plate next to a glass of milk and a jar of jam

My youngest daughter loves toaster pastries. If she could have them every morning, she’d be a very happy girl. Before I started making homemade toaster pastries, I would pick up a box or two of “Pop Tarts” each week at the grocery store and my kids would have them for breakfast in the mornings.

Toaster pastries have always been a treat but with five children, we could easily go through a box in one sitting. Once I discovered how easy it was to make toaster pastries at home, there was never a need to buy them again.

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Homemade Toaster Pastries

What makes homemade toaster pastries so easy to make is that I use refrigerated pie crust for the pastry part. I like to keep things simple most mornings, so pre-made refrigerated pie crust is perfect for me.

The filling for the toaster pastries is either our favorite jam or jelly or Nutella.

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.

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

Ingredients In Homemade Pop Tarts

See recipe box for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • refrigerated pie crusts 
  •  all purpose flour (for dusting the cutting board)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 6 tablespoons jam , or Nutella

How To Make Pop Tarts (Toaster Pastries)

A homemade pop tart cut in half with jam filling next to a glass of milk
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 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
  • Cut the large rectangle into six smaller rectangles.
  • Gently separate the rectangles from the cutting board and lay them on the prepared baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
Cutting the refrigerator dough into six rectangles to make the bottom layer of homemade toaster pastries
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seal by pressing a fork around the perimeter of each rectangle.
Sealing the dough with a fork on each toaster pastry
  • 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
  • Poke each pastry several times with a fork.
Poking the tops of the toaster pastries with a fork before baking
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
Six homemade toaster pastries on parchment paper on a cooling rack
  • Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with frosting.
Adding a glaze zig-zag to homemade toaster pastries
A close up of a homemade toaster pastry with a sugar glaze

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How To Store Pop Tarts

Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To freeze pop tarts: 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!

Homemade Toaster Pastries Recipe

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Homemade Toaster Pastries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, pastry, pop tarts
Servings: 6 pastries
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • pinch 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

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: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
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