Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pop Tarts!

I found this recipe a while back on foodgawker and bookmarked for a weekend morning. It came together really quickly and easily. I cheated and used store-bought pie crust. I might try making my own next time, if I get super motivated.

I think I rolled the dough too thin, otherwise these were a great alternative to the boxed who-knows-what's-in-them kind. If you use the store-bought crust, I wouldn't roll it out much more than it already is. Also, I would recommend letting them cool a lot before drizzling the icing over them or it just melts right off.

If anyone tries this recipe with any variations let me know. I think it's a decent recipe but there is a lot of room for improvement.

Homemade Pop Tarts

pie crust - home made or store bought
jam or preserves
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 425. Roll out pie crust and cut into rectangles. Be sure they are all the same size. I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough and it worked great. Gather up scraps and re-roll until all dough is used.

Put about a tbsp of jam on half of the rectangles. Top with another crust and crimp edges - I used a fork to do this. Place on baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes. Watch them because they go from done to oozing quickly.

Mix together 1 cup powdered sugar with just a little bit of milk until a thick syrup forms. The thicker it is, the better it will hang on to the pastries.

Allow pastries to cool before drizzling with icing.

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