Seasonal pop tarts are one of my favorite treats to make – not only do the girls love them but they are nostalgic and delicious for me, too! I’ve tried many recipes over the years (you can see my Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts & Valentine’s Day Pop tarts) and have learned a few tricks to get the best, EASY pop tarts at home! After we went apple picking a few weeks ago Piper wanted to make a pie but I convinced her we should trie to make apple pie pop tarts – they were delicious!!
Here are a few tips for making pop tarts:
-I always use premade dough but you can make your own if you have that kind of time on your hands (I don’t!)
-Rolling the pre-made dough out a little bit to make it thinner really helps with the filling to crust ratio – the thicker the dough the less filling you’ll get in every bite!
-You can use an egg wash to seal the pop-tarts and coat before you bake, I skip this step because of Flora’s egg allergy
1 large apple, finely diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbs corn starch + 1 tbs water
2 pie crusts
Powdered sugar & milk for glaze
1. Over low heat combine the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and stir until the juices begin to release and the apples become soft, about 5-10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch & water and then add to the apple mixture. Stir until combined and the apples begin to thicken.
3. On a floured surface roll out the dough. Cut whatever shapes you’d like – I use a pizza roller and just guestimate rectangles similar size. You could be accurate and use a ruler or a cookie cutter :)
4. Use a brush to paint water on the edges for the pop tarts and then place 1-2tbs of the apple filling in the middle.
5. Top with other piece of dough and use a fork to seal the edges and poke a hole in the middle of the top.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and let cool.
7. Make a glaze by combining powdered sugar with a tiny splash of milk. I start with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tsp milk and go from there until I get a nice thick consistency to drizzle on top of the pop tarts!