Strawberry Pop Heart Recipe


  • 8 oz cold butter 2 sticks
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 16 oz fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp homemade jam
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk


Dough Instructions

  • In large mixing bowl mix flour sugar and salt together
  • Add butter and mix until the chunks are medium and small pieces
  • Slowly add the cold water until the dough comes together (you may need to add more cold water)
  • Transfer dough to floured surface and split into two flattened disks
  • Wrap with saran wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight

Jam Instructions

  • Wash strawberries and cut the ends off them
  • Cut into quarters and add to medium saucepan with sugar lemon zest and juice
  • Cook for 10-15 min or until it thickens
  • Place jam in fridge for 20-30 minutes

Pop Heart Assembly

  • Pre heat oven to 375
  • Once dough is rested roll out both disks to 1/8-inch thickness and cut out rectangles or whatever cookie cutter you may have at home
  • Spoon 1-2 tsp of cream cheese depending on the size you choose for your pop tart and spread out leaving one inch around the sides plain
  • Spoon 1-2 tsp of jam on top of the cream cheese
  • Using egg wash, brush around the sides and place the top on each one and with a fork pierce the sides together to keep it from coming apart
  • Line baking sheet with parchment and place pop tarts on top
  • Brush the pop tarts with egg wash and prick air holes on the top surface
  • Bake the pop tarts for 20-25 minutes at 375 while rotating them halfway through
  • They will be done when they have a nice golden-brown color
  • Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack
  • Once cooled off you can add a glaze on top or just eat them as is
  • For the glaze add the jam and powdered sugar into mixing bowl and mix on medium high speed until it has a nice thick consistency you may need to add a little milk to get the right texture
  • Drizzle glaze over pop tarts and enjoy!
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