Growing up, my go to snack was always a pack of pop tarts! Jacqueline might even say I had a bit of an addiction... If you're anything like me when it comes to these deliciously frosted treats, this homemade version of the classic strawberry will satisfy all of your tastebuds, with the perfect mix of a light pastry crust and homemade, fruity jelly center.
One of the tips and tricks for these homemade pop tarts is using shortening along with butter for the dough. This helps to keep your pop tarts nice and flakey! This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth, while going lighter on the sugar and heavy on the fresh fruit!
The key to making a flakey and delicious pie crust for your pop tarts is by pulsing it, using a food processor, along with the necessary combination of both butter and shortening. Through cubing and adding both to the food processor with the dry ingredients, you get a subtle buttery undertone with still a classic pastry base.
The key to achieving that sweet filling is your fresh fruit. Try to find the ripest strawberries you can and this will help give your pop tarts that natural fruity and sugary flavor that will bring them to life!
Adding that just right ratio of sugar to strawberry will make your filling nice and sweet but still fruity enough to hold up that class strawberry flavor. Heating the sugar and berries will create a just thick enough filling while still having some berry pieces mixed in for that real fruit goodness we all know and crave.
Top with sprinkles to get that classic strawberry pop tart finish!
For my personal favorite touch to this homemade twist, add some chopped strawberries on top for an extra fruity flavor!
A homemade twist to your favorite fruity strawberry pop tart classic!
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