Patriotic Pop Tarts | The Squeaky Mixer

Patriotic Pop Tarts

These lil patriotic pop tarts are not only SO easy to make but they’re festive and delicious πŸ™‚ What more could you want in a recipe?!

Patriotic Pop Tarts | The Squeaky Mixer

Patriotic Pop Tarts Combinations

I chose to fill these patriotic pop tarts with raspberry jam but you can absolutely substitute the filling flavor for your favorite kind of jam. Strawberry, blackberry, grape, whatever floats your boat.

I recommend using a jam that doesn’t have chunks of the actual fruit. This can sometimes lead to the pop tarts leaking out of the sides a bit too much. As for seedless v.s seeded jam, that is all preference. Both will do the job deliciously πŸ™‚

The egg wash between the layers and on top serves a couple different purposes. The egg wash in between the two layers helps to act as a kind of glue to help bind the top of the pop tart to the bottom one. The egg wash over the entire surface of the pop tart gives it a beautiful golden color and crisp texture making for the perfect finished product!

Patriotic Pop Tarts

4 from 2 votes
Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba – thesqueakymixer.com
Servings

10-12

servings
Cooking time

12

minutes
Total time

1

hour 
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • store bought pie crust

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 raspberry jam

  • 1 1 egg

  • Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 confectioner’s sugar

  • 2 2 -3Tbsp. water

  • 1/4 tsp. 1/4 vanilla

  • patriotic sprinkles

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
  • Cut out as many stars as you can from the pre-made pie crust. You can re-roll the scraps until all the dough is all used up.
  • Place the stars onto the prepared cookie sheet about 2β€³ apart. Fill the center of the star with your favorite flavor of jam – I used raspberry. Place about 1 Tbsp. of jam in each one. Spread the jam around making sure to leave about 1/4β€³ of room around the entire perimeter.
  • Brush the perimeter of the star with the whisked egg.
  • Place another star on top of the filled star to cover up the jam. Try your best to line it up evenly with the one underneath.
  • Use a fork to seal the edges shut. Then poke two fork holes on the top of each one.
  • Brush the top of each one with the remaining egg wash.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While they bake, you can prepare the icing. Whisk tougher the confectioner’s sugar and 1 Tbsp. of water at a time until you reach a nice consistency. Use the video as reference to see what mine looked like. You don’t want it too thin or it will run over the sides.
  • Once the pop tarts are out of the oven and cooled, spoon and spread the icing gently across the top. Be sure to not spread the icing too close to the edges since it will naturally drip down on it’s own.
  • While the icing is still wet, top with festive sprinkles and enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. My kids would love these! Do you think you could do a different filling? Like Nutella? Or something chocolate-y?