Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homemade Pop Tarts


On Sunday morning, my sister made us homemade Pop Tarts using a recipe she found on Panini Happy. With just two ingredients, this delicious recipe couldn’t be easier!

The first ingredient: anything! We decided on blueberry preserves, which was an awesome choice. Other possibilities are Nutella, any other kind of jam, butter with cinnamon and sugar, or any combination of jam with a nut butter! Trader Joe’s blueberry preserves was (were?) great. It was filled with whole blueberries and wasn’t overly sweet.


  The second ingredient: puff pastry. Any kind! This box, which had two sheets of pastry, made enough for four people to have one “Pop Tart” – which was plenty!


Emily sliced the two sheets into four squares, so that there were eight squares total.


Four of the squares got a healthy spread of the preserves, with about a centimeter of room on each side.


They each were topped with another square. They’re starting to look like Pop Tarts already! I didn’t have any eggs for an egg wash, so she just sealed them with a little bit of water – which worked just fine.


She then crimped the edges with a fork…so pretty!


Then onto the panini press for about 5 minutes…or until they look done. We set the press at the “panini” temperature since there isn’t specific degrees on it.


Beautiful! They came out piping hot, flaky, delicious, and perfect for a breakfast that is somewhere in between light and hearty :)

We accompanied our breakfast with tall glasses of milk – straight back to childhood!


I topped mine with some more preserves. There was definitely some blueberry seepage around the edges, but it definitely wasn’t a bad thing. The oozed blueberry got crispy, which was wonderful.


You really can’t go wrong with this recipe! Even if you don’t have a panini press, I’m sure these would work well in the oven.



  1. This is the easiest recipe for homemade pop tarts that I've seen! I definitely want to give this a try sometime!

  2. That looks so delicious! What's the new beer for last night? haha!

  3. I think I'll try this at the next Browns/Steelers party I have. Go Browns!! - Uncle Gary (the fantastic looking one)

  4. I love all the varieties of TJ's preserves... especially blackberry. I feel like you could combine things too, like nutella and strawberry preserves. NOM.