Homemade Pop Tarts

by J.S. on January 4, 2011

in Recipes

Ok, I know this is taking the term “cake” pretty loosely but pop tarts, come on, is there a better guilty pleasure? I like to buy the box kind and secretly eat them. These would probably take the shame out of the equation.

(Note, if you switched the pie crust for puff pastry you could have toaster strudel!! Yummmmm.)

image and Recipe from bakememore.com

Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts

Ingredients:

  • Pie crust, refrigerated
  • Jam or Preserves
  • Glaze or Egg Wash
  • Sparkling Sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Unroll one of the pie crusts and square the edges. Cut into rectangles. Place 1 tsp of jam in the center of a rectangle and top with another piece of crust. Crimp all four edges. Repeat until all of the pie crust is used. I also took the rounded edges that I cut off and rolled them together to form more pop-tarts.

Bake the pop-tarts for about 7 – 8 minutes or until slightly brown. Once cool, pour glaze over and decorate with sugar. If you don’t want to add extra sugar with the glaze, you can use an egg wash on the tops  with some white sugar.

Take one pie crust rectangle, fill with a tsp of jam. Cover with another piece of pie crust. Crimp all four edges. Repeat until you run out of pie crust. Bake at 450F for abou7-8 minutes or until slightly brown. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, pour glaze on to Pop-tart and decorate with sparkling sugar.

To Make the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • milk to thin

Place powdered sugar in bowl. Pour milk slowly until it has a consistency of really thick syrup.

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