I will reluctantly admit that I do like to indulge in pop tarts every now and then, but it’s so rare that I actually buy them that it is unsatisfying. There’s this horrible guilt I feel when purchasing them because of the long list of not so healthy ingredients, and sometimes I even pick up the box, look at it longingly, only to put it back on the shelf. It’s a vicious cycle! No need to worry about that anymore…enter the homemade pop tart!
I was going through my “catch all” basket on my kitchen counter which is where various recipes I want to try get deposited. Well, sometimes they sit there for literally months before I get to them or put them away as they are not in season anymore. As I was cleaning out my basket two nights ago I came across one for homemade pop tarts that came from a Rachael Ray magazine, I think. So, I decided to try it out and it was successful.
Here’s what you do…
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Take pre-made or homemade pie crust and roll it out. Cut into 2×3 in. squares. Brush the edges with 1 beaten egg. Place 1 teaspoon (I’ll use more next time and maybe make them a bit bigger) jam or Nutella in the center and then top with another half. Use a fork to press and tightly seal the edges. Poke holes in top of each pastry. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees and cool on wire rack. Drizzle with icing (1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 3-4 teaspoons milk mixed until smooth) Enjoy!
So easy and yummy AND I feel much better about eating these, not to mention giving them to my darling girl!