Who knew making your own pop tarts could be so easy?
Trust me, your loved ones are going to love these
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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 fryerpop tarts.
- Egg – The egg will be brushed on the outside of the pop tart to give the crust a nice golden brown color.
- 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.
What kind of flavor for the filling of the pop tart?
The best part about making your own
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 FAQ
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!
Storage and leftovers
More sweet breakfast recipes
- Looking for a spin on a classic? Try my Spiced Orange Cinnamon Rolls
- Need something to serve a crowd? Try my Apple Pie Baked French Toast
- Love all things pumpkin? Try my Pumpkin Pancakes
- Want something warm and cozy in the morning? Try my Baked Raspberry Oatmeal
Air Fryer Pop Tarts
For pop tarts:
- 1 box refrigerated pie crust 2 crusts
- ⅓ cup berry jam
- 1 large egg
- 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
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.
- 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.