"I didn't think anything could be better than a toasted store bought pastry tart in the morning -- until I made these. Very, very easy to make! Kids (and adults) love them!" — kellweeeeezy
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1 (15 ounce) package
refrigerated pie crusts
strawberry jam, divided
colored decorating sugar, or as needed
Simple, good recipe. The kids really enjoyed helping and eating these. I do recommend, however that you wet the edge of the bottom pastry sheet before topping and sealing it, to ensure a good seal and prevent leaks.
I've been making homemade pop tarts for years. Smitten Kitchen has a recipe for the dough published that adds egg to the dough that really knocks these out of the park. "regular" pie crusts are awesome in a pinch but I think you'll be surprised if you try it. Instead of jam which is rather loose for this sort of thing, go for fruit concentrates or heat and thicken the jam with a bit of corn starch. Nut butters make another really great filler for these and avoid all the unnecessary sugar from the frosting. A light dusting of sugar gets the job done.
So much fun to make! I used the French Pastry Pie Crust recipe by TJ and some of my sister's homemade grape jelly, and didn't frost them. I wish I had poked holes in the top of them with a fork though, because the jelly spurted out some toward the end of baking time. Great recipe.
These were DELICIOUS! I didn't have pie crust on hand and I only had whole wheat flour, so I used the recipe for "Basic Flaky Pie Crust" by stephanie and they were still great! My kids had a blast making them with me and they made for a great afternoon treat and not much mess either. :) Thanks for sharing!!
Great recipe! This was so much fun to do with my niece. It produced great results and tasted really good too. The icing was a bit on the sweet side, but that's kinda how I remember pop-tarts being. Maybe that's why my mom didn't let me have that many of them for breakfast....
Better then poptarts which I can't stand. But, I think they would be even better with a pie filling. You do need to add a good glaze onto them.
Kids flipped for this. We had a blast this morning making these. We used both strawberry preserves and blackberry-currant jam. This was a VERY special treat. NOTE: I would like to try this with a homemade pie crust and really send it through the roof, flavor-wise. Frosting was quite sweet. Might use one with a little lemon juice to ofset the sweetness.
So easy! We just cut our pie crust into 8 "slices" per crust and poked holes in the top crust with a fork. We didn't bother with the icing as it was so yummy by itself!
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