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Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop-Tarts
Prep Time
1 hr 35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
Servings: 7 tarts
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter 2 sticks, cut into small cubes
  • 4 Tbsp. cold shortening cut into small cubes (I use Crisco sticks)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 large egg whisked with 1 tsp. water
  • Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. For the pastry, in a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and salt until combined.
  2. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter and shortening until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Add 1/2 cup cold water and mix together until mixture forms large clumps.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and form into a disc. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  5. Chill up to one hour or over night. If chilling over night remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before rolling dough out.
  6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll disc out into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick, about 9x12 inches.
  8. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 14 3" x 4" rectangles.
  9. Transfer to prepared sheet and chill for 15 minutes.
  10. Spread heaping tablespoonful of jam on 7 of the rectangles. Leave about 1/2 inch border.
  11. Brush edges with the egg wash mixture.
  12. Cover with remaining 7 rectangles and crimp the edges with a fork. (see photo)
  13. Prick the tops of the pastries with a fork so steam can escape.
  14. Chill for 20 minutes.
  15. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  16. Remove from the refrigerator and brush tops with egg wash.
  17. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating pan halfway through.
  18. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  19. For the glaze: whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Spoon over the tarts. Let set for about 5 minutes.