Somehow this giant Pop-Tart looks even better than the real thing.
As if Pop-Tarts weren’t already perfect, the internet has spent years trying to improve on the delicious, nostalgic snacks, including by deep-frying them.
If we can be making Pop-Tarts the size of our oven, do we ever need to buy normal-size ones again? That’s the question we set out to answer by trying this recipe ourselves.
To see how to make it, and how it went, check out the recipe below or watch the video above.
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How to make a giant Pop-Tart at home
Bel’s Pies uses a recipe for making wild berry-flavored Pop-Tarts, so we went with that as well. That said, you can modify this recipe just a little to try all kinds of flavors.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this:
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup diced apples
- 1/2 cup diced pears
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 or 3 sheets of premade pie crust
- Food coloring
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy whipping cream
To start, make your jelly by heating a large saucepan and combining the sugar, lemon juice and all the fruit. Heat it on medium until a thick, sticky jelly forms.
Next, roll out your pie crust to make two large rectangles, about the size of whatever baking sheet you’re using. Lay down the first rectangle and coat it with jelly, leaving some space around the edges. Then add the second rectangle on top, brush the edges with egg wash, and use a fork to prick some holes in the sides.
Now it’s time to bake this bad boy! Heat the oven to 350 degrees, and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
Meanwhile, make your frosting. Combine powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream (no measurements are necessary here; just work until you get a good consistency), then separate it into two bowls. Dye the first bowl blue and the second purple.
When your Pop-Tart is baked, lay it out to cool before adding the blue and purple icing. We tried our best to match the classic pattern on a real Pop-Tart.
And then it’s time to dig in! Despite how hard it was to eat this thing (Do you cut it? Do you just pick it up and bite?), we were absolutely blown away. The flavors don’t exactly match a Pop-Tart, but they’re honestly better. It’s like a gigantic, warm pie with beautiful icing on top. We couldn’t get enough of it.
Making this thing isn’t as easy as, say, driving to the store and buying Pop-Tarts, but it’s definitely worth the effort. It’s a great way to impress your friends at a dinner party, especially because it makes enough for literally dozens of people.
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