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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

 Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

Today's post starts with a story.....when I was early in my pregnancy with the boy, there were only a few things I could eat. I was really sick and basically everything made me want to hug the toilet and never get back up. Feeling like everything you ate would just end up back in that porcelain can was not a fun feeling. All I wanted was to be able to keep something down. Then one day, while grocery shopping, I saw something. I spotted something that didn't make me want to run for the bathroom. I saw a blue box of brown sugar pop tarts. I grabbed those things and was tearing into them before I even hit the register. I had finally found something this little growing baby inside me could tolerate. I was so thankful. I ate a pop-tart almost every day for the first few months of my pregnancy. Was it the healthiest? No, but after days of keeping very little down, I was thankful to have something I could finally eat.

Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

Since then I have always had a soft spot in my heart for pop tarts. I ate them when I was pregnant with my daughter too! It seems my babies are pop-tart loving fools. With my third pregnancy I craved pop-tarts as well! Pop-tarts and my digestive system just go well together. The only problem is that they are not the healthiest thing for ya, which is why I rarely buy them. My children see them at the store and show me their puppy dog faces and I almost always turn them down...sometimes their puppy dog frowns are pretty convincing.

Recently, I purchased a new cook book called The Homemade Pantry. One of the first recipes I found in there was one for homemade toaster pastries. I was so excited! I now could resist those puppy dog faces and make those sweet rectangles at home! It has took me a few months to get around to making them, but finally I made those little breakfast treats! I couldn't believe how simple it was to make them. For some reason I had built it up in my head as being this very taxing activity, but it wasn't. I used a refrigerated pie crust (I have not gotten pie crust making down yet) and I used homemade berry jam.

Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

I can't wait for you guys to try this recipe out too!

Homemade Toaster Pastries

2 refrigerated pie crusts (or go homemade)
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbl of water
6 tbl of filling of your choice*
powdered sugar for sprinkling on top

Prepare your crust according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375'. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll your first pie crust out and using a pizza cutter, cut it into a rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 6 smaller rectangles. Gently separate the rectangles from the counter and lay them on the prepared baking sheet (about 2 inches apart). With a pastry brush, paint each rectangle with the beaten egg. You will have some egg mixture left over. Set it aside for later. Next, scoop 1 tablespoon of filling on each rectangle in a thin line down the center. Roll out the second pie crust and repeat the steps to create six rectangles. Lay the new batch of rectangles over the rectangles with filling and seal by pressing a fork around the perimeter of the rectangle. Using the pastry brush, paint the tops of each pastry with egg wash and poke several times with a fork. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar. This recipe makes 6 pastries.

Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To freeze: freeze unbaked in single layers on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and transfer to a freezer-safe container with layers of parchment (bake when ready to serve)

Sweet Filling Ideas: Jam, Nuetella, cinnamon and sugar

Savory Filling Ideas: Pesto and ricotta- tomato sauce, pepperoni and cheese

Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

Homemade Toaster Pastries AKA Homemade Pop-Tarts

What have you guys been baking lately?

XO Danielle


  1. These look interesting. I am going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Oh Yes!!!!!! Thank you so much. I will be baking some of these - I'm thinking of using the peach/apple conserves I canned this year for the filling. What have I been baking lately? Yesterday the 4 y.o. and I baked some simple cutout leaf and acorn cookies for Autumn. Thank you for your wonderful blog. Have a super day!

  3. These actually look way better than Pop Tarts!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!!!

  4. Looking yummy! I'd definitely give this a try! Dropping by from the Friday Favorites!

  5. I have a soft spot for Pop Tarts too. And my youngest son really loves them. I only buy them once in a blue moon as a treat. I need to try your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning! I hope you will join us again this Thursday night! :)


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