Friday, January 23, 2009

Home Made Pop Tarts

I made these awhile ago. I thought I would share since I found a picture.

The Menu:
Home Made Pop Tarts

The Original Recipe:
I am no baker by any means. I thought I would be "cool" and use cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes with the kids. I think it would of been easier to just do circles or squares. However, they still tasted delicious. You cannot go by looks alone with these!

Home-Ade Pop Tarts Recipe

Pie Crust

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons cold water

For Filling

1/2 cup jam (your choice)

For Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

3 ounces milk, to thin

candy sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add shortening and butter and blend with a fork, pastry cutter, or your hands. Blend until mixture is fairly coarse. Add water, 1 tablespoons at a time, gently mixing dough after each addiction until dough forms a ball. 2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a square/rectangle. To about 1/8 thickness. Cut out long strips about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Repeat until dough runs out. 3. Take one pie crust rectangle and lace 1 teaspoons of jam on top. Cover with another piece of pie crust and crimp all four edges. Repeat with the rest of dough. Place Pop-tarts on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake for 7-8 minutes. 4. While pop-tarts are baking, make glaze. Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Pour milk slowing until it has a consistancy of really thick syrup. 1/2 a tablespoons to 1 tablespoons might be enough. 5. Once pop-tarts are done and cooled, top with glaze. Sprinkle and decorate with colorful sprinkle.

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