|Easy Homemade Pop Tart|
Homemade Pop Tarts
(makes approximately 16)
For this recipe you will need:
2 - Refrigerator pie crusts (I use the ones in the box, but homemade is fine too)
2-3 Tablespoons melted butter
Your favorite Jelly or Jam
granulated sugar (optional)
Unroll 1 pie crust. Use the rolling pin to flatten and thin out the crust. Roll it to approx 1/4" thickness. Be careful not to roll the crust too thin.
|Refrigerator Pie Crusts|
|Roll the crust to 1/4" thick|
Now trim the rounded edges of the crust to make it square(ish).
|Trim the crust|
Save the pieces you cut off.
|Save the crust scraps|
|Cut the crust into 8 squares|
Add 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons of your favorite jelly or jam to one end of each square.
Brush butter around the edge of each tart.
|Butter all edges|
|Fold the crust to form each tart|
|Use a fork to seal the edges of the tarts|
Place tarts on a lined or lightly greased baking sheet. You can line the pan using parchment paper or a silpat. Otherwise a light coat of oil, baking spray or butter is just fine.
|Place on a lined sheet|
|Brush butter on crust scrap|
Brush butter on the back of one of your crust scraps.
|Use crust scraps|
Now use a fork to seal the edges of the tart.
|Trim the tart|
|Prick all seams|
Brush the tops of the tarts with butter and sprinkle with sugar (optional).
|Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.|
Prick the top of each tart. This will help vent heat during the baking process.
|Prick the tops|
For best results freeze the tarts for 30-60 minutes. Then bake in a 400 degree oven for 7-10 minutes. You can bake the tarts right away (without freezing). Frozen tarts loose less filling in the baking process.
Cool completely and enjoy! The filling will stay VERY HOT for a long time. Make sure they are well cooled before serving!