Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Homemade Pop Tarts

Better than store bought!

My kids have always loved pop tarts. I think they are awful. My daughter has been asking me to make them for a while now and I finally did. You should make some too.

You can make your own pie crust or you can use store bought. I made my own. Just roll the dough out and cut it into 3X4 inch rectangles.

Spread them with any kind of jam you like. You can also make sugar and cinnamon too.

Place another rectangle on top and crimp the edges using a fork. Then pierce the top crust several times to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. They should just be turning brown on the edges.

While they are baking, make a glaze. Mix confectioners sugar with milk and 1 tsp. of almond extract.

Some of the filling might ooze out while baking.

Drizzle the glaze over the pop tarts.

Sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.

A bit messier than store bought but imminently better.

And so very easy.

You'll never buy store bought again!