Monday, February 7, 2011

Homemade Pop Tarts

There have been a lot of homemade pop-tart recipes out there on the food blogs, but this is my easy peasy version. All you need is a batch of pie crust dough, or 2 rolls of refrigerated pie crusts, and jam. And the result is so good! Like little raspberry pies. I made these for my kids to take in their lunch boxes and they were thrilled. I added a simple powdered sugar glaze and sprinkles to make it even funner.

Homemade Pop Tarts

prepared pie crust dough for a double pie-crust (or 2 rolls of refrigerated pie crust dough)
raspberry jam (or other jam)
powdered sugar
water
sprinkles

Roll out pie doughs. Take a biscuit cutter, I used my Pampered Chef sandwich pocket maker, and cut out circles of pie dough. I can usually get 14-16 circles to make 7-8 poptarts. Take 1 circle and put a glob of jam in the middle. Place another circle of dough over and seal the edges. I did this by pressing down on the sandwich pocket maker, but you could also take a fork and press and seal the edges together with the tines of the fork. Poke holes in the top of each pop tart with the tines of a fork.

Place pop tarts on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden on top and bottom. Remove from oven and place pop tarts on a cooling rack. Brush lightly with a glaze made from powdered sugar and water whisked together (you want it to be thin enough to spread, but not so runny it doesn't stick onto the pop tarts). Sprinkle quickly with sprinkles. Allow to cool completely (glaze will set up hard once cooled). Store in an air tight container.

2 comments:

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

what a great idea. I have a PC cutter like that. I'll have to try this one

Katie said...

I love it, great idea. I hate wasting money on these things and would love to try them homemade!