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Air Fryer Pop Tarts

These air fryer pop tarts take help from the store with premade pie crust, mixed berry jam, and a delicious vanilla glaze.

Air Fryer Pop Tarts topped with icing.

Who knew making your own pop tarts could be so easy?

These air fryer pop tarts are made with flaky, store-bought pie crust, filled with a sweet mixed berry jam, cooked to perfection in an air fryer, and topped with an adorable pink vanilla glaze and happy sprinkles.

Using an air fryer allows for a crispy exterior and a warm, flaky interior without the need for deep-frying or turning on your oven. 

These air fryer pop tarts are the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or even as a dessert!

Trust me, your loved ones are going to love these air fryer pop tarts!

Air Fryer Pop Tarts ingredients on a table.
A bowl of pink icing.

Ingredients for air fryer pop tarts

For pop tarts: 

  • Refrigerated pie crust – Taking some help from the store, premade pie crust rolls out easy and quickly!
  • Jam – I’ve used a mixed berry jam for the filling of these air fryer pop tarts.
  • Egg – The egg will be brushed on the outside of the pop tart to give the crust a nice golden brown color.

For frosting: 

  • Powdered sugar – A classic sugar used to make glazes because it dissolves easily.
  • Milk – Milk will help our glaze reach the perfect consistency.
  • Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract will add a sweet vanilla flavor.
  • Food coloring – I’ve used pink here, but feel free to use your favorite color!
  • Sprinkles – Sprinkles add extra special decoration and happiness to the pop tart.
Dough with jam in the middle.
Homemade pop tarts uncooked on parchment paper.
Uncooked air fryer pop tarts in a air fryer basket.
Cooked pop tarts in the air fryer.

What kind of flavor for the filling of the pop tart?

The best part about making your own air fryer pop tarts is that you can pick the flavor of the jam or spread that goes in the middle!

Everyone can choose their favorite, and it takes no extra time at all. 

Some of my favorites include:

  • Wild blueberry jam
  • Apricot jam
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Cherry preserves
Air Fryer Pop Tarts topped with sprinkles.

Air Fryer FAQ

An air fryer is a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep-fat fryer but without oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks the food. The two most common air fryers you’ll see are basket-style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven-style. There are pluses to both, but I prefer my basket style.

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer. My biggest tip regarding air fryers is to pick a style that will work best for your family and the amount of food you will cook. My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc., which works well for my household.

The answer to this will depend on your brand. It is ALWAYS best to double-check all brand recommendations by reading your user manual or visiting their website and seeing if they address this question on their site. My air fryer brand is basket style, and the outer and inner baskets are dishwasher safe.

Air Fryer Pop Tarts being held up by a hand. Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Using homemade dough

I made this recipe semi-homemade by using storebought pie crust, but you can easily use homemade.

In fact, my Homemade Buttery Pie Crust would work perfectly for this recipe!

Air Fryer Pop Tart with a bite taken out of it.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover air fryer pop tarts can be kept at room temperature, covered, for up to 3 days.

Air Fryer Pop Tarts on a sheet pan.

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Air Fryer Pop Tarts

These air fryer pop tarts take help from the store with premade pie crust, mixed berry jam, and a delicious vanilla glaze.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pop tarts

Ingredients

For pop tarts:

  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust 2 crusts
  • cup berry jam
  • 1 large egg

For icing:

  • 1-½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk as needed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 drop pink food coloring optional (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

For the Pop Tarts 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 5 minutes. 
  • Unroll the pie crusts out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out as many 2×3 inch rectangles as you can – you should be able to get about 6 per crust. 
  • Gather any scraps of dough and re-roll them to an ⅛ inch thick.
  • Cut out as many rectangles as you can again– you should be able to get about 4 more. 
  • Place 2 teaspoons of jam into the center of one piece of dough and then place another rectangle on top.
  • Pinch the edges to seal in the jam.
  • Poke the top of the pop tart with a fork to create a vent and then crimp the edges with a fork to make sure they are fully sealed.
  • Repeat with the remaining pop tarts. 
  • Beat the egg with a splash of water to form an egg wash and then brush the egg wash over the top of each pop tart.
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  • Place a few pop tarts into the prepared air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd the basket – you may need to cook multiple batches.
  • Cook at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until the pop tarts are golden brown and crisp.
  • Transfer the pop tarts to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting. 

For the Frosting 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, vanilla extract, and food coloring.
  • If the frosting is too thick, add the second tablespoon of milk. 
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled pop tarts and immediately top with sprinkles. 
  • Allow the frosting to set completely– about 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g
Course Air Fryer
Cuisine American
Keyword berry pop tarts, homemade pop tarts, pop tarts in the air fryer
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