Baker shares delicious recipe for homemade ‘Pop Tarts’ which sends foodies wild

There are certain foods which we've always wanted to try – and American foods often make the list.

While Pop Tarts have been available in the UK for some time, they can be a bit pricey and supermarkets don't always stock the flavours we want to snack on.

Luckily, you can make your own version of the sweet treat at home where they'll always be fresh.

One foodie posted some snaps of his favourite recipe on Reddit – and people were blown away by the tasty pastries.

He said: "Pop-Tarts! Strawberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon.

"It only took about three hours, including some time for the pastries to chill."

One fan commented: "Those look 10x better than the store bought ones!"

"I haven't eaten my dinner yet, I saw these and how beautiful they are and almost cried," added another.


For the pastry:

  • 240g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 230g butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the filling

  • 110g brown sugar
  • 4tsp plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg (for egg wash)

For the topping:

  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • Or, icing sugar (make to packet instructions and add after baking.)


  1. Mix together the flour, sugar and salt and then work in the butter until the mixture holds when squeezed. Mix in the egg and milk until everything is combined.
  2. Divide the dough in half and shape into rectangles (around 7cm x 12cm) then wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. To make the filling, whisk together the listed dry ingredients except the egg (sugar, flour, cinnamon).
  4. Place one piece of dough onto a floured surface and roll out until thin – about 4mm thick. Trim the edges and repeat with the other dough. Cut the base pastry into 10 rectangles.
  5. Beat the egg and wash it over the dough. Add a heaped tablespoon of the filling to each rectangle and add the second sheet on top of the first. Close the rectangles by pressing the edges with a fork.
  6. Cut in between each mound to create your pop tarts.
  7. Prick the top of each with a fork and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Refrigerate them for 30 mins and then bake for 30 minutes on 180C.

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Alternatively, if you want to make life even easier you can always use pre-made shortcrust pastry, fill them with jam and top with icing sugar.

Can’t get much easier than that!

We know what we’re whipping up for pudding this week.

On Reddit, foodies were impressed and more than 40,000 people liked the post.

You can buy pre-made Pop Tarts at Asda for £2 a box if you don't fancy making your own.

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