Semi-Homemade Toaster Pastries

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I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

One of my favorite childhood breakfasts was Pop Tarts. I just love something grab-and-go in the mornings, especially because I’m a reluctant breakfast-eater. I know the importance of it now, but it’s taken me years to even be that excited about breakfast. Toaster Pastries just have that awesome feeling that transports you back to childhood, and there’s something nostalgic about biting into a toaster pastry in your favorite flavor. But you can actually make a homemade toaster pastry (or semi-homemade toaster pastry) that is so easy and so delicious, you may think twice about buying the store-bought ones.

I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

To start your homemade toaster pastry, use either your favorite pie crust recipe or grab your favorite store-bought crust. Either one will work, and I usually just go with whichever one I have time for at the moment. Roll it out, and then cut each crust into 6 equal rectangles. Re-roll the scraps you’ve cut off to create a couple more pastries. I usually get 8 toaster pastries from 2 pie crusts or a double-crust recipe.

I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

Next, add some filling. I’ve included a few of my favorite recipes below, but really, any flavor you love of Pop Tarts, you can re-create at home. Get creative! For fruit flavored toaster pastries, you’ll want to use a ½ tablespoon of jam, jelly, or preserves on each pastry, plus diced fruit (2 peach slices, 3 strawberries, and 6-7 blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries will fit on a crust. Mix and match for new flavors!). Remember to only put filling on half of the crusts– save the other half to be the top crust.

I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

Place the top crust on each pastry, sealing the edges by pressing them together firmly with your fingers, then finishing off with fork tines. Alternately, you can get a hand pie mold on Amazon that makes life a little bit easier when sealing off these pastries!

Place all of these items on a greased baking sheet, then bake at 425 degrees for 11 minutes or until the toaster pastries are golden brown.

I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

While the homemade toaster pastries bake, you can make a really simple glaze using powdered sugar and a little bit of milk. Simply combine the two until you have a thin glaze, and brush it on your toaster pastries. Sprinkle with sprinkles or sanding sugar before the glaze dries if you’d like. I like to use sprinkles that are similar to whatever flavor is inside– for example, red for strawberry, and blue for blueberry.

I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

These delicious pastries are so simple to make, and they taste amazing, so they’re the perfect breakfast food to make and to share. Plus, the nostalgia factor can’t be beat. The best part? That ultra-flaky crust takes them to the next level.

I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

Homemade Toaster Pastry Filling Ideas

The filling is the fun part because you can get creative by mixing all kinds of sweet flavors together, but if you need a few ideas getting started, you’ll love these. Each filling idea is listed per pastry, so if you’re filling them all the same way, be sure to multiply the quantity you’ll need by the number of pastries you’re filling.

Strawberry

½ tablespoon Strawberry Jelly or Jam
2-3 strawberries, diced

Mixed Berry

½ tablespoon strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry jelly or jam
1 strawberry, diced
2 each of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, diced

Peach

½ tablespoon peach jelly or jam
2 peach slices, diced
Light sprinkle of sugar

Peach Cherry

½ tablespoon peach jelly or jam
1 peach slice, diced
2-3 cherries, diced

Brown Sugar Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon brown sugar
½ Tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Homemade Toaster Pastries Recipe

Semi-Homemade Toaster Pastries
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
11 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
11 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pie crusts (homemade or store bought)
  2. Jam or Jelly for fruit-flavored toaster pastries
  3. Fresh or frozen fruit for fruit-flavored toaster pastries
  4. Brown Sugar, Butter, and Cinnamon for brown sugar flavored toaster pastries
  5. ½ cup powdered sugar
  6. 1 Tablespoon milk
  7. Sprinkles, if desired
Instructions
  1. Cut pie crusts into 16 equally-sized rectangles.
  2. Fill 8 rectangles with filling (approximately ½ tablespoon jam and pieces of fresh fruit for fruit-flavored pastries, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar plus 1 Tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for brown sugar cinnamon pastries).
  3. Top each filled crust with a regular crust, sealing sides well.
  4. Bake at 425 for 10-11 minutes, until pastries are golden brown.
  5. Mix powdered sugar with milk, adding milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Glaze toaster pastries and top with sprinkles.
  7. Let cool 5-10 minutes before eating.
Notes
  1. Caution: Filling may be hot after baking.
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I love a good toaster pastry, especially Pop Tarts, but if you make these, you are never going to buy storebought again… flaky crust, hearty filling, deliciously sweet, tender flavor, and sprinkles in any color of the rainbow! Plus, they’re super easy to make with a semi-homemade filling! Get these yummy toaster pastries on your table in a matter of minutes (and get your kids enjoying some real fruit inside!) A homemade toaster pastry is the perfect breakfast treat for your on-the-go family! | homemade pop tarts | easy breakfast idea | breakfast pastry recipe |

What breakfast reminds you of childhood?

Let me know in the comments below! For me, it is definitely either Pop Tarts or oatmeal with chocolate chips stirred in!

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