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!

Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Yield: 6 pop tarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Flaky crust filled with a spiced apple filling and topped with a cinnamon glaze and sprinkles.


  • 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


  1. Lay out both pie crusts. Trim the edges so you have a rectangle.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place 6 of the pie pieces on a large cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. 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.
  7. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the salt and flour until well combined. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  9. 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.
  10. Brush the quarter inch edges with water and top with the remaining 6 pie crust rectanlges. Press the edges shut to seal.
  11. Use a fork and crimp the edges to make them pretty.
  12. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the pop tarts are golden.
  13. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  14. To make the glaze mix all ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
  15. Spoon over top of the cooled pop tarts and sprinkle with the sprinkles. All to rest 15 minutes before eating.


A Hezzi-D Original recipe

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