Air Fryer Homemade Pop Tarts

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5 from 6 votes
This Air Fryer Pop Tart Recipe is a great way to have the kids help make something fun and that tastes lip smacking good.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 21 minutes
Plate of air fryer pop tarts with fresh strawberries in the background

These Air Fryer Homemade Pop Tarts are a great way to have the kids help make something fun and that tastes lip smacking good. These are so easy to make at home!

Plate of air fryer pop tarts with fresh strawberries in the background

The Air Fryer Pop Tart Recipe is so simple because all the ingredients are store bought or pantry staples. So anytime you want to give the family a treat, you are ready to go.

Who invented the Pop Tart? Here is the information.

  • Less than 30 Minutes: These really are so quick and easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 5 ingredients!
  • Family Friendly: A rainy/snowy day project that is fun for kids.
  • Adaptable: You can use sugar free preserves or sugar free powder sugar substitute.
  • Make More: Do an extra batch and freeze them when you want a quick treat.

What You Need to Make Pop Tart Recipe

Air Fryer, Dough, Cutter and jam for air fryer pop tarts

Ingredients

  • Pie crusts
  • strawberry preserves
  • powdered sugar
  • egg
  • sprinkles
  • cookie cutter 

Equipment

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts- Step by Step

Dough rolled and cut out, dough filled with jam and finished product for the air fryer basket
  • Dough: First, lay your pie crust out flat on a lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes with cutter.
  • Fill: Second, on one of the shaped crust, take 1 tablespoon of your jelly preserves, and place it in the middle. Spread it out evenly, leave room around the edges.
  • Seal: Next, taking your finger, dip it in the egg wash, and evenly spread the egg wash around the edges.
  • Top: Place another pie crust on top of the other with the jelly on it, and then seal edges with a fork. Using brush, egg wash the top.
Close up on finished air fryer pop tart
  • Holes: Then poke about 6 to 8 holes in the top of your top layer pastry.
  • Air Fry: Cook your pop tart at 370° for 7 minutes and then flip. Continue to cook at 370° for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Topping: Meanwhile, mix together your powdered sugar and jelly preserve. Drizzle your frosting over your pop tart and add your sprinkles while your frosting is still wet.
  • Cool: Finally, allow them to cool and the frosting to harden.

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Common Questions About Homemade Pop Tarts

HOW DO I STORE THIS RECIPE?

Store in an airtight container in your fridge.

SUBSTITUTE SUGAR FREE JAM?

Definitely, you can use sugar free jam or even Swerve Sugar Replacement.

HALVED OR DOUBLE RECIPE?

Of course, you can do either half or double. You can also make them all and freeze them until you need them. Just do not ice them and bake them following the directions below.

CAN I TOP WITH SOMETHING ELSE?

Certainly, you can use just a little royal icing, cake frosting ( If you do not want a harder coating, or just powdered sugar for examples.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH RECIPE?

This pastry is great with a wonderful hot chocolate, try these Cupid Hot Chocolate Bombs or Oreo Hot Chocolate Bombs.

Plate of air fryer pop tarts with fresh strawberries in the background

Expert Tips for Making Recipe this Pop Tart Recipe

  • Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake in batches.
  • Pastry Sealer: To ensure that the filling does not leak out try using a Pastry Sealer.
  • Chocolate: Feel free to use shell topping on your pastry. The chocolate is great.
  • Fluff: A little marshmallow fluff with the filling is a great surprise.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These can be baked in a toaster over or oven if you do not have an air fryer. Increase baking time to 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Options: Change up the cookie cutters to make them holiday appropriate or use a square or circle for everyday use. Also, change the sprinkles and jam flavors to make it special.

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Air Fry Pop Tart Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This Air Fryer Pop Tart Recipe is a great way to have the kids help make something fun and that tastes lip smacking good.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 15 oz Pie crusts equivalent to 2 crusts
  • 4 ounces strawberry preserves total reserve 1 oz for the frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 4 tablespoons valentine day sprinkles
  • 1 heart cookie cutter

Instructions

  • ay your pie crust out flat on a lightly floured surface. With your cookie cutter cut out as many heart shaped hearts you can with the amount of pie crust you have.
  • On one of the heart-shaped crust, take 1 tablespoon of your jelly preserves, and place it in the middle. Spread it out evenly on the heart shape. Make sure to leave room around the edges.
  • Taking your finger, dip it in the egg wash, and evenly spread the egg wash around the edges surrounding the jelly.
  • Place another heart shaped pie crust on top of the other heart with the jelly on it. Using a fork press down the edges creating a seal.
  • Using a kitchen brush, dip it in the egg wash and top the rest of your heart shape with the egg wash.
  • Using a fork, or toothpick, poke about 6 to 8 holes in the top of your top layer pastry.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, place as many pastry hearts in your air fryer that will fit without interfering with the shape of the pastry.
  • Cook your pop tart at 370° for 7 minutes. Once the timer is done, open your air fryer, and flip your pop tarts. Continue to cook at 370° for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until it is reached a soft brown color.
  • Remove from the air fryer, and transfer to a cooling rack.
  • While your pastries are cooling, mix together your powdered sugar and jelly preserve. Mix, and whisk together. You can choose to add more powdered sugar if you like your frosting thicker.
  • Drizzle your frosting over your pop tart and add your sprinkles while your frosting is still wet.
  • Allow them to cool and the frosting to harden, and then enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake in batches.
  • Pastry Sealer: To ensure that the filling does not leak out try using a Pastry Sealer.
  • Chocolate: Feel free to use shell topping on your pastry. The chocolate is great.
  • Fluff: A little marshmallow fluff with the filling is a great surprise.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These can be baked in a toaster over or oven if you do not have an air fryer. Increase baking time to 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Options: Change up the cookie cutters to make them holiday appropriate or use a square or circle for everyday use. Also, change the sprinkles and jam flavors to make it special.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg

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