Homemade Pop Tarts


Ah, Pop tarts.  They have been around for years, right?  I am guilty of eating them and feeding them to my children.  Yes, I know, not great.   I did try an organic brand.  They were better, no dyes, nothing artificial.  But, of course, they were more costly.   What to do?? First, I tried not to panic. I could just not feed them to my kids, but, what fun is that?  So, after searching for a good recipe, I came across this item from Bake Me More.   You can do the quick route and use refrigerator pie crust (that is what I did) or make your own crust.  Either way, they are better than the boxed.  The thing I love about these is the options are endless...you can do fruit, cinnamon, chocolate fillings, icing, no icing.   The crust can also be whole wheat for a healthier switch.
For my first time making them, I filled them with grape and strawberry jelly.  I also drizzled some icing and a tossed a few sprinkles just for fun.  This is also another item that can be made in a large quanity and put in the freezer for a later day for breakfast or to snack on.

Pie crust, refrigerated or homemade
Jam/Preserves or whatever you wish to fill them with
Glaze or Egg Wash

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Unroll one of the pie crusts and square the edges. Cut into rectangles. Place 1 tsp of filling 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.
Bake the pop-tarts for about 7 – 8 minutes or until slightly brown.
Once cool, pour glaze over or brush with a simple egg wash

1 cup powder sugar
milk to thin

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