Berry Pop Tarts are a homemade version of everyone's favorite toaster pastry. And a million times better!
So who else adored pop tarts growing up? Figured they were definitely an acceptable breakfast on the way to school? I know I can't be the only one.
Weren't those things one of the best snacks that you could get? Basically it's berry pie that no one had a problem with you eating for breakfast. How did that even become a thing? How is that breakfast?
At any rate, I'm not really sure that my kids have ever even had pop tarts. And like I said, I loved them growing up. I kind of feel like my children are a bit deprived since I have never bought them. They would probably feel like they had died and gone to heaven if I ever busted out a box of pop tarts for breakfast! I'll have to do it sometime just for kicks — to see the looks on their faces.
Except that these homemade berry pop tarts are about a million times better then the real thing. And that's coming from someone that just said she was a fan. I'm not gonna lie, I would still happily eat a store-bought pop tart if you gave me one. No problem. And I would definitely enjoy it.
But if you gave me the option of a store-bought one or one of these homemade berry pop tarts? I would pick the homemade one every time.
These things are amazing you guys. Flaky pastry, homemade jam filling, and a sweet frosting - just like the real thing, but better.
I've used both this perfect pastry recipe (uses half of that recipe) and the one below for these pop tarts, and probably prefer my usual pastry recipe, but both are great. Any pie pastry will work just fine though, so you can use your favourite. For this amount of fruit filling you would need enough pastry for a double pie crust.
Pie for breakfast is still a great idea.
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