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Semi Homemade Pop Tarts Instant Pot

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Check out these semi-homemade pop tarts made right in your Instant Pot. A homemade blackberry pie filling with a pie crust. These blackberry pop tarts are the perfect way to start the morning.

Craving more breakfast ideas? Whip up this southwest breakfast bake, applesauce, and pancake bites! You'll love our Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot too.

Semi Homemade Pop Tarts

Growing up pop tarts were always a go-to breakfast. Now, as an adult, I love making homemade pop tarts filled with my favorite fruit filling.

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How to Make Homemade Pop-Tarts

blackberry pop tarts

To make homemade pop tarts you have to start by making the Instant Pot blackberry jam.

Add your fresh berries, water, sugar, and lemon juice into your pressure cooker. Follow the directions in the printable recipe card below on how to make the homemade jam.

Now you can work on cutting and shaping your pastries with your refrigerated dough. Roll it out and cut into equal rectangles. Then take a bit of the blackberry jam and spread in the center.

Place the top of the pie crust on, and use your fork to crimp down the edges.

Bake in a preheated oven, and while they are baking work on your blackberry icing. Then once the poptarts cool a bit, drizzle on your homemade icing!

semi homemade pop tarts

How to Store Pop Tarts

I prefer to store these homemade pop tarts in the fridge. I find they will last a bit longer due to the berry filling. Place in an airtight container and store for around 5 days.

Can You Freeze

Or if you plan to want to make extra pop tarts to meal prep with, go right ahead and freeze your pop tarts. Then pull one or more out of the freezer and warm them up!

Can I use this blackberry filling to make a blackberry cobbler recipe

The beauty of this blackberry jam recipe is yes, you can use it for a blackberry cobbler if you would like. I would just not use the emulsion blender to get it a mushed up texture.

I would leave the berries larger. But it is totally up to you on what you prefer texture-wise.

Here are a few more Instant Pot Cobblers to consider making

Cobbler in the Instant Pot is so easy, minimal prep, and always deliciously satisfying.

poptart blackberry recipe

Tips For Making

  • You can use any of your favorite fruit fillings for the pop tarts.
  • Feel free to reach for a homemade crust if you don't want to use store-bought. Any pie crust will do.
  • Watch the pop tarts as they bake so you don't overcook them.
  • It is up to you to frost your pop tarts or you can leave them naked if you want.

Can I make strawberry jam with this Instant Pot jam recipe

Absolutely! Just swap the berries out and make the recipe just the same. Also, check out my strawberry orange jam for another great homemade jam recipe to consider whipping up.


Yield: 8 servings

Semi Homemade Pop Tarts with Blackberry Jam Filling

homemade pop tarts on plate

This semi homemade Pop Tarts recipe uses refrigerated pie crust for a nice time-savings shortcut. Whip up this homemade blackberry jam filling to fill the pop tarts.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


    1. Add berries, sugar, water and lemon juice to the inner pot. Close the lid on the Instant Pot to seal. Close the sealing valve and set for a high pressure time of 3 minutes, allowing for a natural pressure release.
    2. After the natural pressure release time (no more than 15 minutes), release any remaining pressure and carefully open the lid.
    3. Use an immersion blender or potato masher to mix the jam. To make the jam thicker, you can add cornstarch a tablespoon at a time, mixing with the immersion blender before adding more.
    4. Pour jam into a large bowl or Mason jar to let it cool.
    5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    6. On a flat surface, roll out the pie crust. Press down and roll out a little with a rolling pin.
    7. Use a 3x5 index card or a pastry cookie cutter to cut out the pie crust. Cut out all the pie crust and then form a ball with any excess dough and roll that out, and then cut pie crust out with that as well.
    8. Fill each pop tart with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of jam in the center of the rectangle. Brush egg wash along the edges of the dough, and then place another rectangle on top of it. Use a fork or pastry sealer to seal the sides of the dough.
    9. Use a pastry brush to coat the top of the tart with egg wash and poke tiny holes in the top of the pop tart to allow steam to release during baking. This will prevent it from bubbling up. A toothpick is great for this.
    10. Line the pop tarts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
    11. Make the glaze by mixing together the glaze ingredients.
    12. Allow the pop tarts to cool on a cooling rack before adding icing to the tarts.


    You can reuse the scraps but if they get too dry add a few drops of water before mixing them again.

    Homemade pop tarts have the advantage of allowing you to customize the filling: the glaze combines with any fruit-based glaze such as compotes, jams ... etc. Enjoy it!

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    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 495Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 23mgSodium 119mgCarbohydrates 107gFiber 7gSugar 67gProtein 4g

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    • Jessica McCoy

      Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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