Let me begin with I HATE pop-tarts. I avoid processed food and since those are about 100% processed, they never come home with me. But one day day a few weeks ago while Pinterest surfing I came across a recipe for homemade pop-tarts. Disdain for pop-tarts aside, the cuteness just called to me.
To begin, giving credit where credit is due, I used this recipe as my guide.
Pie-crust. I didn't have time to make my own pie crust (which I'm looking forward to doing next time), so I selected this from Earth Fare:
It was easy to use! And they are not kidding about letting it get to room temperature before using. Impatience made my first round a little rough.
I used this jam (product shout-out: this jam. OMG. This brand was on sale a few months ago at Earth Fare so I picked up a jar and I won't use anything else now. It is out of this world good).
And for my glaze I put in about 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and added milk till it looked right. My glaze was a little thin, but it was still good! (And the sugar crystals were necessary. They have to be pretty!)
The steps were fairly easy:
-Cut pie crust into one big square, and cut into smaller squares of the same size. There was a lot of size variance in my pop-tarts, and my favorites ended up being the smaller ones
*I put all the dough scraps in a pile and rolled them out into more squares so I wouldn't waste any dough (literally and financially, hah hah)
-Put jam in the middle
*Note, it speeds up the process to put jam on a whole row, not one at a time, stop, crimp, carry on, etc. It took me about 10 or so to catch onto that short-cut.
*The recipe said to put 1 tsp. of jam in the center but that was way to much for the smaller ones I was making, so just eye it. I probably put about a 1/2 tsp in each of mine.
-Crimp the dough around the edges to seal
*I did not have a dough crimper, so I crimped it with the end of a fork.
*Some overflowed, others didn't. I baked them on parchment paper so clean-up was easy.
-Bake at 400-something for 8 minutes,
-Put glaze on top (I did 2 coats with a silicon food brush), sprinkle with sprinkles, let harden, and done!
They were really good, and I'm looking forward to making them again!