Homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts

A sweet, homemade take on a classic! With a blueberry jam filling and topped with a blueberry glaze, these homemade blueberry pop tarts are the tasty snack we all need this winter.

Ingredients

Servings: 8

Dough

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 9-10 tbsp water, ice cold

Jam Filling

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice

Icing & Toppings

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 3 tbsp blueberry jam filling

Instructions

Dough

1. Cube butter and combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter in food processor and pulse several times until combined.

2. Add water one tablespoon at a time, pulsing in between additions until crumbles have formed.

3. Once all of the water has been added, take dough out and form into a ball. Try not to handle the dough too much or it may become tough. Chill for 1 hour.

Jam Filling

1. While dough is chilling, add blueberries to a pot on the stove with granulated sugar and lemon juice on high, mixing frequently for 2-3 minutes.

2. Once sugar is melted, turn down to low heat and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes or until your desired consistency is reached.

Forming the Pop Tarts

1. Once dough is done chilling, roll it out to desired thickness (should be around 1/16-1/8 of an inch), and cut into rectangles of approximately 3x5 inches, using either a knife or pizza cutter.

2. Once you have an even number of rectangles, most likely around 16 (depending on exact size), place half of them on a greased cookie sheet. Brush water on the edges of the rectangles on the cookie sheet and add approximately 1 tablespoon of the jam filling to the center of each pop tart, spreading it out evenly across the center of the rectangle (you should have extra jam filling remaining for the glaze plus additional).

3. Next, place the remaining rectangles on top of the rectangles on the cookie sheet. Press the edges down on each pop tart (using your fingers or a fork), sealing the edge so the filling does not leak out.

4. Using a toothpick, poke 3 holes in the top of each pop tart. Place in the freezer for approximately 1 hour to help the pop tarts keep their shape.

Baking & Icing

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. After freezing, bake pop tarts for 20-25 minutes or until edges begin browning.

3. While pop tarts are baking, combine the powdered sugar, milk, and jam filling in a small bowl for the icing. After adding the jam filling to the icing, refrigerate any remaining jam filling.

4. Once pop tarts are done baking, place them on a wire rack to cool.

5. Spread approximately 1 teaspoon of icing on the top of each pop tart. Top with sprinkles and enjoy.

NOTES

There may be leftover jam filling. Store remaining filling in an airtight container in the fridge.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours