Recipe: Homemade Pop Tarts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into pats
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut the softened butter into small pieces, then drop one-by-one, drop these into the bowl.
  3. Whisk one of the eggs and milk together and slowly stir them into the dough.
  4. You may need to knead the dough briefly on a well-floured counter.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts, wrap it in seran wrap, and chill over night.
  6. Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator allow time to soften in order to become workable again. (approx 20 min)
  7. Take one half and roll it out on a well-floured counter top until it is ⅛” thick, and larger than 9 x 12”.
  8. Trim it down to a 9x12 rectangle. Repeat this process with the other ball of dough.
  9. Next, cut each rectangle into thirds – you’ll form nine 3 x 4 rectangles.
  10. Lightly beat the second egg.
  11. Brush the egg onto the top of half of each rectangle. The egg will act as a glue to hold the top and the bottom of the poptart together.
  12. Choose your filling! I used a simple combination of sugar and cinnamon. You can also use jelly, melted chocolate chips, marshmellows, brown sugar, etc…
  13. Place a heaping spoonful of your filling on top of the poptarts that have the egg brushed on them.
  14. Leave a ½ boarder around the filling.
  15. Place the second piece of dough on top of the filing.
  16. Push together the edges and make fork marks around the edges to seal the dough together.
  17. Then, poke a few holes in the top for steam to escape.
  18. Repeat this process with each poptart.
  19. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
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