Sunday, February 12, 2017
*Recipe* Homemade Valentine Pop Tarts
I have to be honest, I don't like boughten Pop Tarts. At all. I think they are really gross actually. But, I have been lucky enough to have some really yummy homemade ones with real filling and soft flaky crust. Like little baby pies with frosting. I decided I would give them a try and what better time than right before Valentine's Day to have fun with the decorating? I chose to make raspberry flavor ones, with strawberry icing. Mixed berry flavor right? They turned out so yummy, and pretty much the cutest ever!
(makes 8-10 pop tarts)
1 package refrigerated pie dough
1/2 cup jam of your choice (I used raspberry this time but any would be delicious)
I have to be honest, I used a tub of strawberry frosting, because I wanted it to be strawberry flavored!
For the homemade glaze:
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp whole milk
pink food coloring gel
(you could probably add in some strawberry extract for more flavor)
-Pre-heat oven to 400F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat.
-Unroll the pie crusts. Lightly flour your countertop.
-Use a rolling pin to roll out the cookie dough just a little bit (not too thin or it will break apart)
-Use a heart cookie cutter (mine was about 4" across) to punch out the hearts.
-Put a scoop of jam in the middle of half the hearts (you can experiment with how much will fit properly, I used about a tablespoon and a half I think).
- Put a second heart on top and push the edges together and use a fork to crimp the edges to seal them even better.
-Crack an egg into a bowl and whip with a fork. Use a pastry brush to paint the top with the egg wash.
-Use a knife to make two small slits in the top of the heart so that the pressure can be released and it doesn't crack open.
-Bake 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.
-While the pop tarts are cooling, make the glaze.
-Sift confectioners sugar into a bowl, add milk, vanilla, and food coloring and mix until combined.
-Spoon a small amount of glaze onto the top and spread out.
-Add sprinkles and decorations and let set for 15 minutes then enjoy.
thanks to Wandering Whisk Bake Shop for the recipe help!