Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Air Fryer Pop Tarts are easy to put together and so delicious. They are just like the favorite childhood treat, only better! Make this copycat recipe in your air fryer using puff pastry, fresh fruit, and a bright berry frosting.

homemade pop tarts cooked in an air fryer made with puff pastry, berries, and sprinkles
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You can make delicious and easy Air Fryer Pop-Tarts at home! Use store-bought puff pastry or make your own. Then add a homemade fruit filling and homemade fruit frosting and you will have a treat that everyone will love!

Ingredient List for Air Fryer Pop Tarts

  • blueberries
  • raspberries (can sub strawberries)
  • huckleberries (can sub blackberries)
  • sugar
  • corn starch
  • puff pastry (store-bought or homemade)
  • confectioners powdered sugar
  • berry syrup from the berry compote
  • lemon juice
  • sprinkles of choice
three triple berry pop tarts with sprinkles on a plate

What Berries to Use for The Filling

The berries in the compote filling can be fresh or frozen or a combination of both. For my pop tarts, I used fresh blueberries and frozen raspberries, and huckleberries. When berries aren’t in season, you can usually find a frozen bag of berries with several types. You also don’t have to have 3 berries, you can just use your favorite!

air fried pop tart with a bite taken out

How to make Pop Tart Pastries in the Air Fryer

Make the Berry Compote Filling First

Place the berries and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring and smashing the berries. Allow Add the cornstarch and stir in. Allow the mixture to bubble for about a minute and then remove from the heat.

TIP: Store any leftover compote and syrup in a sealed container in the fridge. Use it as topping for ice cream, pancakes, cereal, etc. You can also use it for a refreshing drink with sparkling water or add it to a cocktail!

Assemble and Cook The Tarts

  1. Roll out the sheet of puff pastry into a large rectangle. Cut it into 8 smaller rectangles of equal size. Place about 2 tbsp of berry compote onto one side of a rectangle.
  2. Fold over the other half of the pastry and score with a fork around the edges and poke a few holes with a fork in the top of the pastry. Repeat with the rest of the puff pastry rectangles.
  3. Spray the basket of the air fryer with non-stick spray and place the pastries in the basket. Cook at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove the pastries from the air fryer and allow them to cool on a rack or plate.

Make the Berry Frosting

In a medium bowl or a large measuring cup (I used my measuring cup for easy pouring), add the powdered sugar, berry sauce from the compote, and lemon juice and whisk together until smooth. Drizzle the frosting on top of the cooked pop tarts and add sprinkles to the top.

triple berry pop tart made in the air fryer

Types of Air Fryers

There are so many different types of air fryers out there now, and each one is slightly different. There are countertop air fryers, air fryer ovens, and air fryer attachments to name a few. I have the Mealthy CrispLid attachment for my Instant Pot and I love it! It fits right on top of my Instant Pot and has a glass lid so I can see what’s happening to my food while air frying.

meathy air fryer on an instant pot

Air Fryer Tips

  • Make sure you don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket so that the hot air can circulate all around the pop tarts.
  • If a little filling leaks out the side, don’t panic, the pop tarts will still taste great!
  • Non-stick spray is your friend! You always want to spray the basket and food before air frying (unless otherwise noted) so that nothing sticks to the basket and the outside of your food gets nice and crispy.
  • Tongs are also your friend. The Mealthy Crisp Lid came with a small pair of tongs which are perfect for pulling out your food. Always be careful and use a utensil because it’s hot in there!
  • I place a piece of foil at the bottom of my pot under the basket to catch any oil or food that falls, it makes clean up so much easier!
  • Remember to always read the instruction manual and follow what your manufacturer recommends.

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triple berry pop tart made in the air fryer

Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Air Fryer Pop-Tarts are easy to put together and so delicious. They are just like the favorite childhood treat, only better!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 pop tarts
Calories: 245kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • medium saucepan
  • non-stick spray

Ingredients

Berry Compote Filling

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries (can sub strawberries)
  • ½ cup huckleberries (can sub blackberries)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch

Pastry

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (store-bought or homemade)

Berry Frosting

  • ½ cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp berry syrup from the berry compote
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • sprinkles of choice

Instructions

Triple Berry Filling

  • Place the berries and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring and smashing the berries. Allow Add the cornstarch and stir in. Allow the mixture to bubble for about a minute and then remove from the heat.
    blueberries, raspberries and marionberries in a pan

Puff Pastry Tarts

  • Roll out the sheet of puff pastry into a large rectangle. Cut it into 8 smaller rectangles of equal size. Place about 2 tbsp of berry compote onto one side of a rectangle.
    puff pastry with triple berry compote on top
  • Fold over the other half of the pastry and score with a fork around the edges and poke a few holes with a fork in the top of the pastry. Repeat with the rest of the puff pastry rectangles.
    puff pastry shaped into a pop tart
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with non-stick spray and place the pastries in the basket. Make sure they have room around them for the air to circulate (you may have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer). Cook at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove the pastries from the air fryer and allow them to cool on a rack or plate.
    pop tarts in an air fryer after cooking

Triple Berry Frosting

  • In a medium bowl or a large measuring cup (I used my measuring cup for easy pouring), add the powdered sugar, berry sauce from the compote, and lemon juice and whisk together until smooth.
    triple berry frosting for pop tarts
  • Drizzle the frosting on top of the cooked pop tarts and add sprinkles to the top. Enjoy!
    air fryer pop tarts with sprinkles

Notes

  • Make your own puff pastry!! Check out my recipe for Quick and Easy Puff Pastry.
  • The berries in the compote filling can be fresh or frozen or a combination of both. For my pop tarts, I used fresh blueberries and frozen raspberries, and huckleberries. When berries aren’t in season, you can usually find a frozen bag of berries with several types. You also don’t have to have 3 berries, you can just use your favorite!
  • Store any leftover compote and syrup in a sealed container in the fridge. Use it as topping for ice cream, pancakes, cereal, etc. You can also use it for a refreshing drink with sparkling water or add it to a cocktail!
  • Always read the instruction manual that came with your Air Fryer and follow all safety guidelines.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pastry | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 12.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 15.7g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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