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Home-made Pop Tarts by cakecrumbs Home-made Pop Tarts by cakecrumbs
I never grew up with Pop Tarts, though just about everyone I know seems to have a childhood story about them. I always saw them on telly as a kid but wasn't allowed to have them. Then they kind of disappeared for a while. They've recently made a return here so I picked up a packet with my partner and indulged my curiosity and his nostalgia. They were nice enough, but they did taste like fake. So I decided I needed to make some home made versions. 

For me these were going to be all about the pastry. I wanted a short butter pastry that could take on a similar biscuit-like texture to the original pop tarts. I settled on using a pasta frolla, and oh man was it the perfect choice. This is one of my favourite pie pastries for a reason: it's incredible. 

The fillings, from top to bottom:
- fresh apple and cinnamon
- apricot jam
- home-made strawberry jam
- nutella

I decided to ice half for nostalgic reasons, and leave the others un-iced. Those I sprinkled with raw sugar, and in the case of the apple cinnamon one MOAR cinnamon. 

Here's the recipe

Other pies and tarts:

Strawberry and White Chocolate Mousse Tartlet by cakecrumbs Daring Bakers: Chocolate and Caramel Tart by cakecrumbs 

Daring Bakers: Crostata di Marmellata by cakecrumbs Daring Bakers: Crack Pie by cakecrumbs Butternut Pumpkin Pie by cakecrumbs

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:iconkoroshiyazane:
KoroshiyaZane Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
grunt
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horsegirl1231 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They look delicious ;3;
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Thyme-Sprite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
I will definitely have to try this! :D
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These look scrumptious :D And so much better than bought pop tarts!
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Looks amazing! I'm going to try to make these one day!
I love Pop-Tarts!
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damianesunnombre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Wonderful, looks very delicious!Imagination 
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist
these are so cute :D I never liked poptarts, too sweet for me!
I think apple cinnamon would probably be my favorite here! yum. it's so cute >U<
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness :drool:
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Koppo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
wow, look much better than a pop tart.
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Azellight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Yummy
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Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Wonderful! I'm going to try these on my own. Like you, I never had pop-tarts around as a kid, but it was mostly because my mom is a health-nut, and as soon as five year old me ran up to her and she saw the 3" ingredients list she made me put them back. Although I'm grown and I don't have to be concerned about her opinions, she raised me with a taste for the natural so regular pop-tarts just don't cut it for me. These may just be a solution to my pop-tart lacking life!
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OxideTheShadow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Pop Tarts are pretty nice, but they do sometimes taste a bit fake like you said, and possibly filled with more sugar than needed. When I see homemade pop tarts like this though I think they're most likely better tasting and healthier than regular ones owo
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I'm hungry...Get in my belly! I'm hungry...Get in my belly! I'm hungry...Get in my belly! I'm hungry...Get in my belly! I'm hungry...Get in my belly! I'm hungry...Get in my belly! 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're killing me! :XD:  Gotta try this sometime.. especially that nutella one! :dummy:
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XxSmilesmakecaikxX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I totally agree. Poptarts taste so fake. This looks like it would taste so much better.

Just in case I do beg to make it, is the texture or taste extremely buttery?
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suneidesis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Artist
Ooh, how fun!  I want to try these!
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jokerful Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I tried this last night but I cut the recipe in half since I didn't want to make too many. The dough was kind of hard to work with at first because it was sticking to everything so I added a bit more flour to it but even then it was still hard to work with. When they were done they were very buttery and sugary so I think next time I'll use more flour. 

However! Despite the complications I had they still came out very tasty!!
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Kitty101ck Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They look so good I could just take them off the internet and eat them. XD
I want em' all!
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MagicMoon37 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Mmmm, those look good.
HappyDenmark :iconklonoaLolosomoeplz: ultra excited grin T-rex [lol]  I want the strawberry one. (Home-made)
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RedAngel19 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Yummy~!
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KaySavage Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These look yummy. ouo
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euclidstriangle Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
They've changed the pop tart recipe over the years and aren't even putting much filling in them. I've decided it's much better to make them myself, as well. I bet the apricot and apple-cinnamon ones are great. :D
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Theres a scary thought.. I don't remember them having that much filling to begin with. o_o() Yikes.


Just about anything apple-cinnamon is heavenly. ...Even when its just the apples and cinnamon in a bowl! :XD: So those have DEFINITELY got to be fantastic.
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euclidstriangle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
*nods* T'was a sad day I bit into a poptart and got nothing but crust through half the tart... And the frosting on top? Shameably thin. Tsk tsk. 


Agreed!Whoever thought of putting those together first is a saint. 
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_o... Ugh. And the crust isn't even remotely tasty. Bleck.



And yes! I agree.
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euclidstriangle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
It becomes a tad more tolerable if it's toasted (NOT microwaved) and smeared with butter. 
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know!
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Reign-Of-Wild-Fire Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsatanicbunnies: I TOLD YOU SO! XD
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xy2kura Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
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starmory Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these look so good! and the nutella omg
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Lesh4537 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those look super yummy. I tried to make them once but the filling oozed out while baking. They still tasted good. ^-^
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Scaly-heart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These look so good! I am going to have to make some homemade pop tarts soon! :D
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JenFD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man, I'd like to make this some time!
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OldWayArtisans Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't know there was a goddess of food until now. Where's your temple? I want to make a contribution.
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gabivampire Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student
aw, cute they kinda of remainds me of alice in woderland´s cookies
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
They look great!
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ForsakenLydia13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
;_; Nutella Poptarts. I need these now.
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liitletoboe102 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omnomnomnomnom OwO 
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ma gerd these look amazing!!!  :happybounce: Nuu 
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These look fantastic!

I grew up with Poptarts, but never enjoyed them. Fake, exactly how they taste. But these I would eat in a heartbeat!
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ma gerdddd these sound amazing!  :happybounce: Nuu 
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