Tuesday, March 6, 2012


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.

Gathering Ingredients
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!


  1. They were really good and not too sweet!

  2. I am also not the biggest fan of Pop Tarts, but these are really tempting me!! Yum!