Monday, April 11, 2011

Homemade PopTarts

After seeing a blog post about making homemade poptarts, I knew I had to do it! Here's what I came up with:

Homemade PopTarts

Pastry for 2-crust pie (I used my Perfect Pie Crust)
1/4 cup strawberry jam

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk
drop of food coloring

Colored sprinkles

On a floured surface, roll out the pastry into a rectangle about a 1/8 inch thick. Cut the dough into smaller rectangles approximately 2x3 inches. I just guesstimated, but you're welcome to get out a ruler and be all precise about it if that's how you roll. Anyway, on half of the rectangles dollop about a teaspoon of jam into the center.

Top with the remaining rectangles and press with a fork along the edges to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes at 400. (You'll be on the short end of the time for store-bought dough, and the long end for homemade pastry.)

Remove the pastries to a cooling rack and cool slightly.

 Meanwhile, mix up the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle over the cooled pastries and immediately sprinkle with the ... um, sprinkles. Allow the glaze to set before serving. This recipe will yield somewhere around 24 pastries.

Feel free to use whatever your favorite jam is for the filling and have fun with the colored glaze and the sprinkles!

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