Pop Tarts (Hand Pies)
These Treats Are Perfect for Anytime of Day! Make a lot of Dough and enjoy fresh, vegan, gluten-free hand pies all month long!
Average Rating:
5 / 5, 1 votes

Prep Time: 1 hour Minutes
Bake/Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes Minutes


1 Cup (134 g)

Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Cake Flour Blend

1 TBSP (13 g)


1/2 TSP (3 g)


1/4 TSP (1.5 g)

Baking Powder

5 TBSP (60 g)


3 TBSP (40 g)

Spectrum Organic Vegetable Shortening

2 TBSP Plus 1 TSP (30 g)

Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Spread

1 pound

Your Favorite Gluten-Free Fruit Pie Filling


  1. Mix Steve’s GF Cake Flour Blend, cornstarch, salt, baking poweder and sugar together.
  2. Cut in the chilled shortening and buttery spread to the flour mixture until the mixture has a pea-sized texture.
  3. Add the water to the mixture and knead the dough till it comes together and you have a smooth ball.
  4. For hand pies/poptarts, on a well floured surface with Authentic Foods Superfine White Rice Flour, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about 1/8-inch thick. Add flour to the rolling pin if the dough is sticking.
  5. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or squares and place them on a tray. Ball up the remaining dough and repeat until all the dough is used. You can also freeze the dough and use it later. It’ll be good for 2 weeks to a month.
  6. Put a little of your favorite pie filling in the center of half of the rounds. Then cover them with the left overs and make sure to seal them well.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350F. Enjoy!


Reviewed on 2/25/2022 by martha
The pop tart recipe is missing the amount of water that is needed. I compared recipe to the pie dough to get a close idea. The dough was too soft for tarts as the dough split with cracks. Additional flour did not help.

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