Elevate your weekend brunch with this giant strawberry pop tart. The flaky pastry, generously topped with icing and sprinkles is quite the irresistible treat. Perfect for gatherings or as a quick and delightful dessert, this pop tart is sure to please any crowd.
Why You’ll Love This
Fun Twist on a Classic: This Giant Strawberry Pop Tart is a playful and delicious take on the traditional pop tart, and is ready in a pinch!
Quick and Easy Preparation: With just a couple of sheets of puff pastry and a handful of ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to make, providing a hassle-free option for your busy schedule.
Perfect for Any Occasion: Serve it as a show-stopping brunch addition or indulge in it as a simple and satisfying dessert. The Giant Strawberry Pop Tart effortlessly transitions from one occasion to another.
Kid-Friendly Delight: Even the pickiest eaters will find joy in the colorful sprinkles and delicious layers of this oversized treat, making it a family-friendly favorite.
Go-To-Treat: Elevate your weeknight meals with this delightful pop tart as a fun dessert. Swap the jam for chocolate or even marshmallows. It’s bound to become a staple in your recipe rotation.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
Puff Pastry – I typically use any brand of store-bought puff pastry for this recipe. If puff pastry is unavailable, consider using pie crust as an alternative.
Strawberry Jam – Any homemade or store-bought jam will work just fine. Bonne Maman makes a delicious strawberry reserve that is perfect for this giant strawberry pop tart. Feel free to experiment with different fruit preserves, compotes, or even chocolate spreads for a unique flavor twist.
Powdered Sugar – confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar can be used as an alternative to achieve the desired sweetness in the icing.
Heavy Cream – regular or dairy-free is my go-to for icing, but if heavy cream is not available, whole milk or half-and-half can be used as a substitute, adjusting the quantity as needed.
Egg (for egg wash): For any egg-wash recipe, you can use milk or cream as a substitute for a shiny finish. I used egg + water for this giant strawberry pop tart.
Sprinkles – any rainbow sprinkles will do for this recipe. Get creative with various toppings like chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or colorful sanding sugar to make this pop tart your own work of art.
How to make the Giant Strawberry Pop Tart
Giant Strawberry Pop Tart
- 2 sheets of puff pastry thawed if frozen
- 1 cup strawberry fruit jam
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
- 1 egg for egg wash
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C)
- Place one of the puff pastry sheets on a floured surface, rolling the sheet until it reaches 9x15 inches.
- Spread the strawberry fruit jam evenly over it, leaving a small border.
- Place the second sheet of puff pastry sheets on a floured surface, rolling the sheet until it reaches 9x15 inches.
- Gently place the second sheet on top of the jam covered puff pastry, crimping the edges with a fork to seal.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of water and 1 egg. Brush this egg wash over the top of the pop tart for a golden finish.
- Place the pop tart in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry turns golden brown.
- While the pop tart is cooling, whisk together 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of heavy cream to make the icing. Drizzle it generously over the top and sprinkle 1/3 cup of sprinkles.
- Sprinkle Magic: Immediately sprinkle 1/3 cup of colorful sprinkles over the wet icing.
- Once the icing sets, slice your Giant Strawberry Pop Tart into generous portions and enjoy!