This homemade recipe is filled with brown sugar and cinnamon with a flaky crust. We also added a sweet cinnamon glaze to the top to make this copy cat pop tart absolutely perfect!
Everyone loves pop tarts, or toaster strudels, or toaster pastries, or whatever you want to call them. But couldn’t they be a little better?
Like, what if they had more filling? What if they had more glaze? What if the crust wasn’t so dry (we all know that is the worst part).
The solution? Make it yourself at home in the air fryer!
You get to add a little more or a little less of absolutely everything!
The homemade pop tarts recipe below will result in the most perfect brown sugar and cinnamon pop tart you ever tried. And as a bonus, they stay good for a couple of days!
I sometimes make these for the kids and make myself an air fryer bagel so we all get yummy homemade food on the go!
Pie Crust– Our recipe will make 6 pop tarts that will typically feed 3 people. To make this many you will need two refrigerated pie crusts. They can be found near canned biscuits at your grocery store.
The filling– We will use flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon for these pop tarts.
Egg– We will brush the egg onto the pie crust for a perfect finish. you will only need one egg for this recipe.
The glaze– We use powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream and a little more cinnamon for the glaze topping.
How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts:
- Start with a box of refrigerated pie dough. We’re making homemade poptarts here, but we also don’t want to spend all day doing it.
- Cut your pie crust dough into 3-inch by 4-inch squares. It is more important that they are all the same size than it is that they are exactly 3 by 4 inches. You will be stacking these on top of each other later.
- Whisk the egg with a bit of water until it is smooth and brush it onto the top half of your crust pieces.
- Stir together the filling ingredients, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
- Spread out this brown sugar filling on top of the brushed egg. Leave a gap around the edges to seal the crust later.
- Top these with the other crust halves that were not brushed with egg. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
- Brush the tops of these now assembled squares with egg.
- Cook in air fryer for 8-10 minutes
How to make the brown sugar glaze:
- Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, cream, and cinnamon.
- If you wish to thin out the glaze add additional cream very slowly.
- Let the tarts cool for about 5 minutes before applying glaze.
- Apply the glaze as liberally as you wish.
- Let the glaze cool and firm up for about 15 minutes before serving.
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Basically, yes. You will likely find that tart crust is thicker, but the ingredients are very similar or the same.
You can keep them fresh in a sealed baggy at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Yes, but the glaze may run a little bit. It is better to reheat them in your air fryer. You can reheat them in about 3 to5 minutes at 350 degrees F.
More Unique Air Fryer Recipes:
- These apple hand pies are very similar to to our poptarts, and I know you’ll love them!
- Mongolian beef cooked in the air fryer is an ideal savory dish.
- Air fryer croissant French toast is a very delightful breakfast!
- Our air fryer jelly donuts are super easy to make and are sure to make you smile with your first bite!
Homemade Pop Tarts
For the tarts:
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1 large egg
For the glaze:
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream plus more as needed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Roll out one pie crust into a 12 inch circle. Cut into 6 3×4 inch rectangles, rerolling the dough as needed. Repeat with the other crust. Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water until smooth.
- Arrange half of the dough pieces on a work surface and brush with the egg wash.
- In a small bowl stir, together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour until combined.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture evenly between each piece of dough, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each, leaving a gap around the edges.
- Top with the remaining pieces of pie crust and use a fork to crimp the edges to seal. Brush the tops with the egg wash.
- Place in a 350 degree preheated air fryer for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. You will need to work in batches so as not to overcrowd the air fryer.
- Remove from the air fryer and let cool before glazing.
- To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add additional cream to thin the glaze to your desired consistency.
- Spoon the glaze over the tops of the cooled tarts and let set for 15 minutes before serving.