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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Homemade Pop-tarts...




Evening lovelies! I wanted to hop on here this evening and share a new fun recipe and video tutorial with you. Recently we made homemade pop-tarts. These are one of my kids favorite treats. They are super easy to make and only take a few ingredients. I hope you guys get a chance to make these little lovelies. Your family will thank you! :)


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 or icing :)


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 or icing. This recipe makes 6 pastries. 

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

Icing
2 tbl butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbl milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt two tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Add more milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle or pipe over pop-tarts. Add sprinkles for more fun! 

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



Print Recipe Card HERE



XO Danielle

2 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I've got my nephews this summer.. and we are sooo trying this out!

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  2. How cool! Thank you for sharing. I see "pizza pockets" in my future. :)

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