Apple Pie Pop Tarts

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I am one of those people who never ate breakfast for years.   It just wasn’t my thing even though I would wake up early and do a million things.  After I started working at a school I began eating just a little bit for breakfast.  I prefer sweet things like pancakes or a cinnamon roll or fruit.  On occasion I would eat a bowl of dry cereal or a piece of toast.

Dig into an Apple Pie Pop Tart

One of the things I would have as a treat was a Pop Tart.   It wasn’t anything I would seek out but there’s something about a toasty, sweet Pop Tart that was perfect on a weekend morning.  It was almost like I was eating dessert for breakfast and I was ok with that.

I haven’t had a Pop Tart in years but I do serve them to the kids at school whenever we have a delay and don’t have breakfast.  While I still think having one every once in a while is fine, I find that they are overly sweet.  Since I would still like to have one at times I decided to make my own.

Everything you need to make Apple Pie Pop Tarts

My first thought was to use puff pastry but then I realized that would be more like making a toaster strudel.   While I could make my own dough the easiest way to go was to simply buy refrigerated pie crust dough.

I am all about apples and cinnamon for breakfast so I made an Apple Pie Pop Tart.  I rolled out the pie dough and cut each one into 6 pieces so that I would have 6 total Pop Tarts.  Then I started on the filling.

Easily slice an apple

I wanted the apples to be thin slices but I didn’t want to chop them all by hand because I knew they wouldn’t be the same size.  I ended up using my Deiss Kitchenware apple slicer and corer.   I used it to cut two apples into eight pieces and to remove the core.  Then I took each of the pieces and sliced them into four pieces.  This resulted in a uniform apple slice that was perfect for what I was looking for.

It's easy to make Apple Pie Pop Tarts

I cooked the apples with brown sugar and spices then whisked in some flour to thicken it up.   I placed a bit of the filling on half of the pie crust dough rectangles and then put the other half of the pie crust dough on top.  Using a fork I crimped the two pieces together to form the Pop Tart.

After they came out of the oven I let them cool completely.  I mixed up an easy cinnamon glaze and then used Fresh April Sprinkles Birthday Party Sprinkle Blend to give them a fun look that I know kids will love.

Apple filling in a pop tart

These Pop Tarts are seriously amazing.   The crust is buttery and flaky while the inside tastes like homemade apple pie.   The glaze adds a hint of spice and the sprinkles add a bit of fun.  I can honestly say I won’t be going back to store bought Pop Tarts again!  These were easy enough to make and last several days so I can make them on the weekends and enjoy them for breakfast during the week.

Pro Tips & Substitutions:

  • You can make the apple filling up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate it until you are ready to make the pop tarts.
  • Not a fan of apples?    Substitute peaches instead!   Simply peel the peaches, remove the pit, and chop into pieces.
  • Once the pop tarts have cooled place the wire rack they cooled on over top of a baking sheet before pouring on the glaze.  This will catch any glaze that drips down and you will have less mess to clean up!

Dig into an Apple Pie Pop Tart

Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Flaky crust filled with a spiced apple filling and topped with a cinnamon glaze and sprinkles.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 pop tarts
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 2 refrigerated pie crust dough
  • 2 T. butter
  • 3 apples
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 T. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. sprinkles


  • Lay out both pie crusts. Trim the edges so you have a rectangle.
  • Using a pizza cutter (or knife) cut the rectangles in half from side to side then cut from top to bottom to make 6 total pieces on each. This will allow you to make 6 pop tarts.
  • Prepare the apples the peeling them. Then using an apple slicer/corer cut each apple into 8 pieces. Take each of those pieces and cut it in half lengthwise, then half again so you have 32 slices per apple.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place 6 of the pie pieces on a large cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the apples and cook for 2-4 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  • Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the salt and flour until well combined. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of filling on top of each of the pie crust rectangles on the baking sheet leaving a quarter inch edge on all sides.
  • Brush the quarter inch edges with water and top with the remaining 6 pie crust rectanlges. Press the edges shut to seal.
  • Use a fork and crimp the edges to make them pretty.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the pop tarts are golden.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • To make the glaze mix all ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
  • Spoon over top of the cooled pop tarts and sprinkle with the sprinkles. All to rest 15 minutes before eating.


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