Freezable Recipe: Homemade Pop Tarts
Several months ago I had an inquiry on the Facebook group about if we had a recipe for homemade pop tarts. At the time I did not. I did, however, take note that it was a great menu idea for the future. I had found several posted recipes that caught my eye but each of them made their own dough. I am not opposed to making my own dough, but when you are making these as part of an 8 hour cooking session, simple is best. So I came up with a recipe of my own using pre-made pie crusts.
These are delicious! I think they actually taste better without the glaze but you can see for yourself. They are so very simple. If you are looking for less sugar for your kids just pick out a no sugar added preserves and don’t add the glaze. If you make your own preserves, even better! Anyway you look at it this is a recipe that your kids will love that you can control the ingredients. Enjoy.
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Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com
- 1 box refrigerated pie crusts (2 per pkg)
- 1 cups Jam/Jelly (any flavor)
- 1.25 cup powdered sugar
- 4 Tablespoons milk
- optional sprinkles
Using a pizza cutter trim the edges so that you have a square/rectangle to work with. Using the pizza cutter divide each rectangle into 4 squares. Place and spread 1-2 Tablespoons of jam/jelly on each square in the middle. Fold over the dough and seal edges with a fork. (With extra cut off dough, roll out and make 2 additional squares). Place on cookie sheet for baking. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes. After baking remove for cooling and prepare glaze by mixing in milk until desired consistency. Spread on top of pop tarts and allow to cool.
Once cool, flash freeze. When partially frozen place in gallon freezer bag for storage. To serve: Thaw or heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes or heat in oven. If adding glaze DO NOT put in toaster.