Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tart Recipe
Growing up, pop-tarts was one of my favorite breakfast treats. Actually, I take that back, it was one of my favorite snacks. I loved the strawberry and brown sugar cinnamon the best. But, let's face it - they're not the most nutritious. And even though I still sneak them in from time to time, there not the most "adult" of snacks either. Insert "homemade pop-tarts" and they instantly become appropriate.
I recently made a batch of homemade strawberry pop-tarts and the results were amazing! While they were a little sweet (I was a little to heavy with the sugar) and still are not the most nutritious of snacks... homemade is still better than processed and store-bought.
What you need:
2 cups strawberries, chopped (the closer they are to going bad the better)
⅓ cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons of honey
Homemade or store-bought pie dough (I went the easy route this time around)
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp half and half, plus more as needed
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Prep the strawberries... clean + slice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar and honey with a splash of water. Heat over medium heat, until it’s the consistency of jam (will take about 10-12 min).
Once the strawberries have broken down, remove from heat and allow it to cool down completely.
Meanwhile, roll out your pie crust and slice into equal size rectangles. I was able to make seven pop-tarts with one package of pie crust.
Once the strawberry jam has cooled, add a small spoonful to each half of the pop-tart. Brush the edges with milk to help the crust stick together better.
Place the top of the pop-tart onto the bottom and close off with your finger or the edge of spoon.
Place in over and back until golden brown, approx. 25-30 min.
While pop-tarts are baking, it's time to start the icing. Add all icing ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
Spread icing over tops of cooled pop tarts.Sprinkle tops with sprinkles if desired and allow glaze to set at room temperature.
Now it's time to enjoy! Your delicious pop-tarts will store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Recipe: adapted from Cooking Classy