I love pop tarts. I could eat them by the gross (especially the fudge ones), but since my budget doesn’t allow for me to be purchasing these by the gross, I thought I’d make some instead.
The boy has been on a baking binge, so he actually made them.
This isn’t about a specific recipe, but the process.
First you will want to make your favorite pie dough, or if you are like
Applie some people I know, get premade at the store. It doesn’t matter.
Put your dough out on a floured board.
Roll it out in a rectangle.
Make sure that the sides are straight.
Then get out your ruler. Even if you are not anal like the boy and I, a ruler should be a staple in your kitchen. Really.
Measure our your strips 2×3 inches, and get out your jam.
We used Blueberry and
Put about 1 tsp. jam on your bottom rectangle and top with another one.
Crimp the sides.
Bake them for 9-11 minutes.
Make a powdered sugar and milk glaze, and sprinkle.
You can wait for them to cool, or you can eat them warm. Regardless, you just can’t stop at one.
A few things we learned.
1. These are far superior to store bought. These make store bought tasted like you are chewing on the box.
2. The thinner the dough is rolled, the better. These were rolled about 1/8 inches, and it was still a little thick, but be careful as the thinner it is rolled, the more delicate the dough.
3. Strawberry is so much better than the blueberry.
4. Next time we make them, we won’t do mini’s. We will cut them 3×4.
I also plan to play around with the filling.
Have fun. This is something that the kiddos would enjoy making. Go make some pie dough. That means you too, Applie!