Ah, the humble pop tart. A childhood favorite for many, and a guilty pleasure for adults. But who said we can't elevate this classic treat? With the magic of an air fryer and the sweetness of fresh berries, we're about to embark on a journey to create the most scrumptious berry pop tarts you've ever tasted. And the best part? No oven required! Let's dive into this delightful adventure, shall we?
Air Fryer Berry Pop Tarts Recipe
- 1 package Ready-made pie crust, or homemade if you're feeling fancy
- 1 cup Mixed berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries – the berry-er, the better!
- 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
- 1 Egg, for egg wash
- 1 tablespoon Water, for egg wash
- Powdered sugar, for dusting, optional
- Start by laying out your pie crust and using a cookie cutter or knife to cut out your desired pop tart shape. Remember, perfection is overrated; rustic is in!
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mixed berries, granulated sugar, and cornstarch. Give it a good mix until the berries are well-coated.
- Place a spoonful of the berry mixture in the center of half of your cut-out pie crusts.
- Cover each filled crust with another piece of crust. Use a fork to press and seal the edges. This also gives it that classic pop tart look!
- Whisk together the egg and water to create an egg wash. Brush this over the top of each pop tart.
- Place the pop tarts in the air fryer, ensuring they don't overlap. Cook at 375°F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Once done, let them cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- Feel free to experiment with different fillings. Nutella, jam, or even savory fillings can make for a delightful twist.
- Keep an eye on your pop tarts in the air fryer. They can go from perfectly golden to “extra crispy” in a flash.
- Ensure the edges are sealed well to prevent any berry leakage. No one likes a messy tart!
There you have it, my dear budding chefs! A modern twist on a classic treat, all thanks to our trusty air fryer. These berry pop tarts are sure to be a hit at breakfast, brunch, or any time you fancy a sweet treat. So, roll up those sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let's make some pop tart magic. And remember, the journey is just as sweet as the destination.