This recipe is very easy. I cheated just a tiny bit with it. But my cheap makes this much easier and quite child friendly. Your child could do every step, getting help with the oven of course.
These homemade pop tarts were quite delicious. You get whatever fillings you want. With the amount of sugar you want.
Homemade Pop Tarts
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I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust to make it that much easier, this was my cheat. I rarely buy something like this when I can just make it, but at $2 (or less, I can’t remember) it was worth it. I hate making pie crust, the rolling it out evenly drives me batty. BUT rolling out the pie crust could be fun for your kids! So let them go at it if you want!
Decide what topping you want. We had blueberries, strawberries and some chocolate chips. I sprinkled a little sugar over the berries. You could also use jam. Jam would have been easier I admit.
Unroll your crust, or roll it to be nice a thin if you made your own (go you!).
I used cooking spray, sprayed my cookie sheet. Placed the bottom half on the pan, and added our fillings.
Add about a table spoon of filling, if you use too much it will run out, the juice will then sadly they’ll:
A. stick to the pan
B. make it harder for you to clean your pan
Or you know, use a silicone baking sheet and don’t worry about them sticking at all.
Place the top on, using a fork press the edges together. Wetting your fork will make this go smoothly, the dough won’t stick to it.
I brushed a little water on ours then sprinkled a little sugar over them. I had ran out of icing sugar, so this was our alternative, plus a little healthier.
I cooked our homemade pop tarts at the temperature on the box for the pie crust. I actually cooked them just a few minutes less than the time too. Each recipe cooks at different temperatures and time so go by what yours says. I learned this the hard way with the last apple pie I made. Almost burnt it but the apples were crunchie still.
Gauge just loved them! Austin liked them, Brookland didn’t care for the strawberry ones, but over all they were a hit. Just a little something special for a Sunday afternoon.