Smoked Cheddar and Cherry Jam Pastry Pop Tarts.

Smoked Cheddar and Cherry Jam Pastry Pop Tarts.

I have a very serious question.

Did you grow up in the land of pop tarts and toaster strudels? The land of frosting and sprinkles and icing in a foil package? Thank you 90s.

I totally did, though I enjoyed them more as a snack than breakfast. When it came to before-school breakfasts, I was hooked on an English muffin with peanut butter and honey. And sometimes banana.

I’m still hooked on that! How boring.

If needed, I could get by on a cinnamon brown sugar pop tart and I most definitely remember when s’mores pop tarts came on the scene. THAT was huge. The thing with pop tarts though? I never wanted to eat any of the unfrosted crust. So I basically cut the already-rectangular shaped tart into a smaller rectangle and ate just the frosted section.


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup tart cherry jam
  • 16 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 1 egg + 1 teaspoon water, lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper, for sprinkling
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