Two ingredients and 15-minutes are all you need to make yourself some semi-homemade Pop-Tarts! It really doesn’t get any easier than this recipe and you can totally customize it to the flavors you love. Who needs a toaster, when you can have piping hot Pop-Tarts straight from the oven?!
I first discovered Jamnation Jams because of Foodlyn, who had sent me three jars of their delicious jam several months ago. I used those jars to make Oatmeal Jam Bars, Peanut Butter and Jam Blondie Bars, and Vanilla Greek Yogurt Loaf Cake with Berry Jam Glaze. So when I saw on Instagram that Gillian, at Jamnation Jams, had just finished creating some new flavors of jam, I knew I had to get my hands on a jar! Gillian sent me a jar of one of her newest jams: Plum and Get It. The jam is “king flavor plot jam with honeysuckle essence.” Damn good jam that you just can’t buy off the supermarket shelf!
So to make something completely different than anything I have on the blog, I decided on an easy, two ingredient Pop-Tart to showcase this yummy jam. All you need is a package of refrigerated pie crust and a jar of thick jam. I obviously recommend the jams from Jamnation, but you can use your favorite jam. Also, this recipe is perfect for those of you that can your own jams, and are looking for different recipes to use up your jam bounty!
The package of pie crust comes with two rounds. Roll out one of the rounds on parchment paper, and keep the second round in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll it out. Cold pastry dough is so much easier to work with.
I cut my Pop-Tarts into approximately 2-inch by 3-inch rectangles. Make yours as big, or small, as you like
Add a teaspoon of thick jam onto the middle of one of the rectangles. Don’t add too much jam, or it will ooze out. So depending on the size of your Pop-Tarts, you may need to add more of less jam to the middle.
Add the top piece of crust to the piece of crust with jam on it, and use your fingers to secure the edges of the two crust pieces together. Use a pastry wheel, or a fork, to crimp the edges of the Pop-Tart. Now you are ready to bake!
2 Ingredient Jam Pop-TartsPrint Recipe
- 1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie crust
- 1 jar thick jam (I used a 5-ounce jar of Jamnation Plum and Get It Jam)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 drops of food coloring (optional)
POP-TARTS: Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out one pie crust round and cut into your desired sized squares. Add a teaspoon (more or less depending on the size of your Pop-Tarts), to the middle of one pie crust square. Top that square with a plain pie crust square and use your fingers to secure the edges of the pastry together. Use a pastry wheel or fork to crimp the edges. Repeat process until you have used up both pie crust rounds.
If you do not want to add icing on the Pop-Tarts after baking, option to sprinkle the tops of the Pop-Tarts with sanding sugar or raw sugar before baking.
Bake Pop-Tarts in 400-degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the Pop-Tarts start to brown. Remove baked Pop-Tarts from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
ICING: Once Pop-Tarts have cooled, make the icing. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in the powdered sugar, hot water, vanilla extract and food coloring (if using), into the melted butter. Add more powdered sugar or water to reach your desired consistency. Use a spoon to dollop the icing on top of each Pop-Tart and then immediately add sprinkles.
If you want to make the icing for your Pop-Tarts, but don't want to use food coloring, substitute the hot water and food coloring in the icing recipe, with one tablespoon of the jam. Add hot water in small increments until you reach your desired icing consistency (if needed).
***Do not put these Pop-Tarts in a toaster***
Fresh out of the oven and ready to be eaten! Adding the icing on top isn’t even necessary to be honest….James said he would actually prefer them without the icing, so he could get the pure taste of the jam filling. So the choice is yours!
I just couldn’t resist the urge to make purple icing and then add sprinkles on top of my Pop-Tarts though…
So there ya go! Super easy, homemade Pop-Tarts that kids (and adults) will love! Do you like Pop-Tarts? What’s your favorite flavor?? How do you feel about semi-homemade recipes like these?? Leave me a comment below!
Yeah…my icing layer was almost as thick as the actual Pop-Tart. Sorry??? 😉
PS- I linked this recipe up at Meal Plan Monday!