Monday, January 16, 2012

Homemade Pop Tarts?! Heck Yeah!!

These "Pop Tarts" are more like a fruit pastry to die for! You can fill them with your favorite homemade jams!
 I made strawberry, apricot, & apple butter filled tarts... let's just say I'm afraid my jeans will never fit the same after this perfect pastry discovery! 
*Pie Crust
 *Jam or preserves
 *1 egg for egg wash
 *Sparkling sugar (any color will do)
 Pie Crust Recipe
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chilled butter cut up in cubes
 1/4 tsp salt
 1/4-1/3 cup tepid water
 2 tsp white vinegar
Cut cold butter into flour and salt with a pastry blender until you have pea size crumbs. Add vinegar and just enough water to for a dough. You can use it now or chill in plastic wrap for later.
 Roll out pie dough on a floured surface into a rectangle. Cut edges to make perfectly squared. (you want your squares to match up as closely as possible)
 Cut your rectangle into little squares or smaller rectangles. The size you make them is up to you! I usually get about 10 tarts. Top 1 square with your choice of preserves and brush egg wash around edges of dough, then top with another piece of dough sealing the edges by crimping with a fork. Continue till you have used all your pie dough. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake @ 425 for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly while you make a glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
enough milk to thin (about 1 tbsp)

 Top each tart with glaze and sprinkle with sugar 

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