Monday, September 21, 2009

Homemade Poptarts

Who doesn't love Pop Tarts?????? It's a family favorite around here. We could go through a box in one sitting. Love all the flavors. However, we are trying to scale the ole' grocery bill back a bit and unless I have a killer coupon and there's a killer sale, we just don't get them like we used to. Soooooo I pondered how I could make them on my own. I stumbled upon this recipe and here you go:

Homemade Poptarts
  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust-can use the whole thing or just one crust - I just used 1 this time around
  • your favorite jam or jelly (I used raspberries preserves)

ICING (completely optional but we prefer the iced poptarts anyway so why not go the whole 9 yards!!!)
  • Milk
  • a few tsp of Powder Sugar
  • Colored jimmies

Unroll each pie crust, roll out on a floured surface and then square them off, cut them into equal size rectangles. I was able to get 5 rectangles and 1 half moon shaped poptart out of my crust. Place about 1 tsp. - 1 tbs. of jam or preserve in the center of a rectangle and spread out, stopping just before the edge.

Place another piece of dough on top and using a fork, crimp the edges together to form a tight seal.

Place all of the pop tarts onto a well greased baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. Let them cool before glazing. When the pop tarts are ready to be glazed mix the sugar with enough milk to make a thick glaze, spoon it over the top of each tart and sprinkle with the colored jimmies.


Stephanie said...

Super fun! I love pop tarts too but we never buy them, being the tightwads that we are. I really should try this!

MaryBeth said...

We loved it when we made these about a month ago...they are so easy and taste great., come take a look at them.

teresa said...

these probably taste better then the real deal, great job!

Melody said...

Great way to save some money> I bet they taste better too!

Julie said...

Wow...what a great idea! I think it would be super with some brown sugar and cinnamon, and I just happen to have some of those pie crusts. Hmm...

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