Thursday, October 13, 2011

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.


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

Directions:
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

Glaze:
1 cup powder sugar
milk to thin

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