Thursday, August 13, 2009

Homemade Strawberry Poptarts



I have these 2 friends at work that are totally addicted to pop tarts, so when I came across a recipe for homemade pop tarts I knew right away that I had to make them for Nicole and Whisper. Just about the same time I found this recipe Nicole had just supplied me with her homemade strawberry freezer jam, one taste and I knew that would be the perfect filling for the pop tarts. She had no problem giving me another jar if it meant she would get fresh homemade pop tarts in return. This recipe is darn easy and OMG so darn good, I love the store bought version but this homemade one is so much better. The girls loved how fresh and flaky the tarts were and the wonderful flavor of the fresh strawberry freezer jam simply made all the difference.










1 – Box refrigerated Pie crust
Strawberry Freezer Jam or Your Favorite Preserve

ICING

Milk
1 C. - Powder Sugar
Colored Sprinkles

Unroll each pie crust and square them off, cut them into equal size rectangles. I was able to get 6 pop tarts from what I cut out and then I rerolled the left over dough and was able to get 2 more. Place about 1 Tbs. of jam or preserve in the center of a rectangle and spread out, stopping just before the edge. Place another piece of dough on top and using a fork crimp the edges together and then the side of the fork create a seal around the perimeter of the pop tart. Place all of the pop tarts onto a well greased baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. Let them cool before glazing. When the pop tarts are ready to be glazed mix the sugar with enough milk to make a semi thick glaze, spoon it over the top of each tart and sprinkle with the colored sugar.


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20 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

My kids fav breakfast, well one of them, is choc chip pop tarts.. I bet they would adore these. GREAT tutorial photos!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Mary Beth you are such a genius! These are fanstastic!

Rebekah said...

we absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE pop tarts. thank you thank you thank you for finding and posting a great homemade version!!!! I've been looking and trying to figure one out for ages!!!

Lisa said...

This makes me smile! As a long time closet pop tart fan I think I'll try these. I'll have to make a brown sugar cinnamon version though. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

marybeth! they are PERFECT! what an accomplishment, and what a treat!

Amanda said...

Those look great!

gaga said...

OMG. Yum yum YUM! I'm going to have to make this for the hubz one of these days.

ABowlOfMush said...

Wow!! What a great idea! I never thought of making my own pop tarts! These look incredible!

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

so cute! very cool idea. i have never been a fan of pop tarts ... i thought the cinnamon ones were okay as a kid, but nothing i would want to eat over a bowl of oats or cereal, BUT i do know people who love the little pastries, who would love me if i made these!

Melody said...

These are so cute! I love the way you think and cook! And I bet your co-workers do too.

EAT! said...

Oh these are so going to be made this week.

Cheryl said...

I was just tooling along looking at Photograzing and saw these amazing creations and then recognized the plate, LOL. gorgeous!

Leslie said...

"Whisper" huh? She must be hard to hear when she talks or should I say whispers!!! LOL
love your pop tarts

Bunny said...

I made freezer jam for the first time this yr, What a great way to use it!! They're absolutely perfect!

Elizabeth said...

Your PopTarts look perfect! Well Done!

Debbie said...

Now THAT is a fantastic idea. My son loves strawberry poptarts....I am going to give this a try..and it sounds so simple too! Thanks!

Katy ~ said...

I've only made these with pie filling. Jam is an excellent idea!

biz319 said...

Wow! I never thought to make homemade pop tarts before - yours look amazing!

Nicky said...

I know personally that they were AMAZING!!! Thanks again Mary, I love hearing about all your amazing ideas, can't wait till the next taste testing!

Mini Baker said...

haha those look great! And such a clever idea!
Thanks for sharing :)
-Mini Baker

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