What's better than a traditional, regular sized poptart? How about a Giant Pop Tart!?! Prepare your taste buds for this sweet and sugary treat! There's nothing like a Giant Pop Tart to excite the senses.
Whether you're a fan of the classic fruity filling or prefer something a bit more creamy, this recipe will satisfy all your cravings. Not only is it delicious, but the giant size makes it even more special than your regular store-bought pop tarts.
Read on to learn how to make this delicious giant pop tart recipe at home!
So many of us grew up snacking on those iconic pop tarts. Maybe you're wanting to make some for your kids, or just want to relive some fun, old nostalgia. Either way, you can totally enjoy a piece of homemade pop tart with this fun, ginormous pop tart treat.
Why Make a Large Pop Tart
- It's super easy to make
- It's a great recipe to have the kids help make
- You only need a few simple ingredients
- This large pop tart has less artificial ingredients and junk than your box of traditional toaster pastries
Get all the info on these ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post
- pie crust
- strawberry preserves - you can use strawberry jam, or change out for other flavors if desired
- egg and water to create an egg wash
- funfetti frosting - you can use the storebought stuff or you can make your own
How to Make A Giant Pop Tart
Begin by preheating the oven to 400F.
Roll out a pie crust and carefully position it in the cookie pan or pie dish.
Generously spread strawberry preserves on top.
Place the second crust over it, ensuring a secure fit by crimping the edges together using a fork.
Create small holes across the top crust.
Give it a light brush of egg wash.
Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until it turns a delightful golden brown hue.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
Apply a layer of frosting and rainbow sprinkles or other toppings if using on top of the pop tart.
Slice and enjoy.
Once your giant pop tart is cool, wrap it in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container if you have one large enough. If you have leftovers, the pop tart can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
To keep it fresher longer, you can place it in the freezer for up to two months. When ready to eat, thaw it out and warm it up before unwrapping and slicing.
Tips and Variations
- You can line your baking dish with parchment paper to make removing the poptart easier.
- Make sure to let the giant strawberry pop tart cool down to room temperature before frosting or the frosting may melt and become runny.
- If you want to cut the large pop tart into smaller pieces more like a traditional pop tart, you can use a pizza cutter, sharp knife or a pie cutter.
- If you don't want to use sprinkles, or want to change up the toppings on your homemade strawberry pop tart, you can sprinkle powdered sugar on the top.
- You can make your own fresh strawberry topping by making fresh preserves with fresh strawberries.
- You can use a large rimmed baking sheet instead of a pie pan if you want a big rectangular homemade pastry.
Can I make my own crust?
Feel free to ditch the premade, store-bought pie crust and make your own homemade pie crusts. This recipe will give your rolling pin a good work out making your own crust for the top and bottom pieces.
How to seal a large pop tart?
Use the tines of a fork to press down on the edges of the pop tart to seal all the goodness inside. It's totally okay if some leaks out as it cooks. Do not stress over it.
Can I use different flavored preserves?
Don't hesitate to swap the strawberry preserves out for other flavors. If you aren't feeling strawberry pop tarts or want to change up the strawberry flavor, try a mixed berry jam or even blueberry or peach preserves for a new treat with some sweet frosting.
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Giant Pop Tart
- 2 refrigerated pie crust
- 1 ½ cups strawberry preserves
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water egg wash
- 1 can funfetti frosting
- Begin by preheating the oven to 400F.
- Roll out a pie crust and carefully position it in the cookie pan or pie dish.
- Generously spread strawberry preserves on top.
- Place the second crust over it, ensuring a secure fit by crimping the edges together using a fork.
- Create small holes across the top crust.
- Give it a light brush of egg wash.
- Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until it turns a delightful golden brown hue.
- Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
- Apply a layer of frosting and rainbow sprinkles or other toppings if using on top of the pop tart.
- Slice and enjoy.