How to Make Pop-Tarts
- Preheat the oven to 400-degree Fahrenheit and keep a baking sheet with parchment paper in the side. Mix a half cup jam and some corn-starch in a small bowl. Break an egg in another small bowl and whisk. On a large surface, sprinkle flour around and put both pie crusts atop. Roll these circles to a length that you feel is satisfactory (ideally at least 11 inches) across, then use a pizza cutter or knife to cut off the edges, about 1 inch from the edge. Off the resulting two leftover square pieces, cut each square into three equal stripes, to get a total of six stripes.
- Apply one to two spoons of jam on one end of each strip, and brush some egg on the jam (in rectangular shape), as it will act as a glue when you then fold the fry end over the end with the jam. Use the fork to crimp the edges of all sides of these strips. Place these strips into the oven and bake for around 17 minutes, until they turn golden.
- Remove these tarts and let them cool for a bit, after which you have to apply the icing (made by whisking the powdered sugar, 1 tbsp of jam and a couple tbsp of cream). Immediately after spooning this glaze over each tart, apply the sugar sprinkles on top. Let this mixture fry for a bit and voila, your homemade Pop-Tarts are ready to be eaten!
Pop-Tarts were originally not frosted when introduced in 1964, and it was only when makers realised that frosting would help it withstand the toaster that it was released so, in 1967.