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Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe


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     Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts

Category   Breakfast - Brunch
Sub Category   None

Pie crust, refrigerated or homemade (see below)
Jam or Preserves
Glaze or Egg Wash
Sparkling Sugar
Pie Crust- 1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
3 tbsp cold water

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Unroll one of the pie crusts and square the edges. Cut into rectangles. Place 1 tsp of jam in the center of a rectangle and top with another piece of crust. Crimp all four edges. Repeat until all of the pie crust is used. I also took the rounded edges that I cut off and rolled them together to form more pop-tarts. They werenít as pretty as the others, but I hate to waste food.
Bake the pop-tarts for about 7 Ė 8 minutes or until slightly brown. Once cool, pour glaze over and decorate with sugar. If you donít want to add extra sugar with the glaze, you can use an egg wash on the tops with some white sugar. Take one pie crust rectangle, fill with a tsp of jam. Cover with another piece of pie crust. Crimp all four edges. Repeat until you run out of pie crust. Bake at 450F for abou7-8 minutes or until slightly brown. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, pour glaze on to Pop-tart and decorate with sparkling sugar.
To Make the Glaze- Place 1 cup powdered sugar in bowl. Pour milk slowly until it has a consistency of really thick syrup.
To make Pie Crust- Combine flour and salt in bowl. Add shortening or butter and blend with fork, pastry cutter or your fingers until mixture is fairly coarse. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, gently mixing dough after each addition until dough forms a ball. (Dough can also be prepared in food processor. Use the pulse button just until it starts to pull away from the sides. Be very careful not to overwork the dough.) Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a square/rectangle. Cut out long strips about 2 inches wide, and 3 inches long. Repeat till you run out of dough.

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