Homemade Toaster Pastries You Can Toast

Does anyone have any homemade pop tart recipes that can actually be toasted? All I can find are recipes where the tart is baked. What I'd like to do is have a recipe where I can bake the tarts to mostly cook them, freeze a batch of them, then like the store-bought kind be able to throw them in the toaster to finish them. The recipes I've seen that mention toasters at all specifically say not to use them. I don't have a toaster oven and a regular oven takes so long to preheat and all, plus you have to clean your baking pan afterwards, it really doesn't work when you're looking for a quick and dirty meal or snack. If no recipe exists currently, does anyone know how I can fortify the pastry enough to make it hold up to toasting in a toaster (after an initial baking of course)? I don't like frosted pop tarts so frosting isn't an issue. Thanks!!!!!

Kim P
  • Posted by: Kim P
  • February 27, 2019


Stephanie B. March 10, 2019
Stella Parks book, BraveTart, has what looks to me like a very convincing poptart recipe. The tarts are baked initially to cook them, but as long as they're sealed, you should be able to toast them later to heat them up. I haven't tried it myself, but they looked like the real deal.
Ttrockwood February 28, 2019
Make whatever recipe appeals to you- although leave off the frosting for sure.
The catch is don’t use the toaster, any homemade crust is much more delicate and will either crumble and burn in the toaster or just stick everywhere and potentially ruin it.

Instead heat on the stove:
- take frozen pastry and add to a dry skillet on medium to medium low heat
- maybe 2-3min later you should smell it toasting
- flip over and toast other side
The outer layer will get crispy and as long as the inside filling is not excessively thick that should be hot by now
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