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Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

On this date 21 years ago a baby was born – but only one – no others in the whole entire world 😉…as this little girl grew, so did her sweet tooth.  One day her momma found a special recipe and made this special treat (almost) every year for her birthday…Homemade Pop Tarts ~ I have managed to lose and find this recipe so many times over the years, even having to make them by memory on a couple occasions.  This is one of my favorites and these special pop tarts are even better using Grandma Jones’ Homemade Strawberry Jam (sorry folks, I don’t have that recipe, nor have I ever made jam). 

Happy Birthday Kallie Malin ~ May the next 20 years be as fabulous and exciting as the first 20…my only advice to you is to always be true to yourself and do more of what you love.  We only get one shot at this thing called life, so enjoy the journey!  Love, Mom ~ XOXO

Ingredients

Pie Crust, refrigerated or homemade (I always use the refrigerated style you can buy at any market)

Jam or Preserves (I generally use strawberry but have also used grape)

Egg Wash (a beaten egg brushed onto the surface of a pastry before baking)

1 Cup Powdered Sugar (for glaze)

Milk to thin (for glaze)

Sparkling Sugar (optional)

FIRST Roll out one of the pie crusts and square the edges (I do this using a pizza cutter)

SECOND Cut the rest of the pie crust into rectangles of the same size (again, I use a pizza cutter)

THIRD Place 1 tsp of jam in the center of a rectangle and top with another rectangle

FOURTH Crimp (pinch together) all four edges, all the way around the rectangle jam filled pie crust, sealing in the jam

FIFTH Repeat until all the pie crust is used

SIXTH Take the rounded edges that you cut off and roll them together to form more pop tarts

SEVENTH Brush with egg wash

EIGHTH Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or use cooking spray on the baking sheet if you don’t have parchment paper)

NINTH Bake pop tarts at 375 F for about 7 – 8 minutes or until slightly brown (golden)

TENTH Make glaze – Place powdered sugar in a bowl and slowly add milk (stirring continuously with a fork) until it has a consistency of really thick syrup

ELEVENTH Remove pop tarts from oven and allow to slightly cool

TWELFTH Once cool, pour glaze over the pastry and sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if you so desire

Everyone is going to love these, I promise ~ Enjoy!

This is a recipe I found once online although I have no idea where (like I said, I have literally lost and found it many times over the years)…it’s probably been almost ten years ago, when my sweet 21-year-old was not yet a teenager ~ thankfully there are some things she will never outgrow.

Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash

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