Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts

For me, cooking and baking are best when easy.  I don’t often measure, and if any of my chef friends saw the mess I make when I cook, boys oh boys, they may disown me.  So, this is going to be a down and dirty, go with the flow recipe.  Have fun, take it easy, and every thing will come out just fine. I promise.


 

When you do a LuLaRoe party, they’re called a “Pop Up”.  I wanted to have a little fun with it and bring something special to each event. And I really like word play, so I decided to make homemade pop-tarts.  They’re a quite a few recipes out there, but they all seemed really time-consuming and way too complicated for my taste.  So, I simplified it, and they are absolutely fantastic, and best of all, super easy!

Start with pre-made pie crusts.  If you really want to go above and beyond, by all means, make your own, you overachiever you.  Most pie crusts you buy at the store come in a package of 2, which will make about 15 pop tarts.

Roll out the pie crusts.  When rolling it out, it’s going to be tricky to get it into an exact rectangle, but try as best you can.  The thickness should be about 1/8 of an inch thick.    Take a pizza cutter and cut the dough into rectangles or squares.  Mine were all different sizes but you should be able to get 7 or 8, 2×3 rectangles out of each sheet of pie crust.

Place half of the pieces of pie crust on parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Make an egg wash by mixing 1 egg with about a teaspoon or 2 of milk and brush that over the top of the pie crust pieces on the baking sheet.

To make the brown sugar cinnamon filling, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar, a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon and a tablespoon of flour.  Mix it with a fork to get some of the clumps out.  Put a big spoonful in the center of each of each piece of pie crust.  try not to get it too close to the edge.

Then brush egg wash on the other pieces and lay them on top of the filling egg wash side down.  After all pieces have tops, lightly seal the edges with your fingers.  Take a fork and  crimp the edges. Then take a tooth pick and some holes in the top.  Put the baking sheet in the fridge and pre-heat the oven 350 degrees.  Once the oven is preheated, bake for 20 minutes

To make the icing, you’ll mix about a cup of confectioners sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon,  and just a few drops of vanilla.  Mix that together with a couple of tablespoons of milk.  The consistency needs to be pretty thick so it stays on the pop-tart.  If you need more milk, just add some slowly so it doesn’t get too thin.

Let the pop-tarts cool for a while and then frost.  All Done!!!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Oh! This seems pretty easy and I always wanted to make these for the kids, but never really looked into it. I just might now that you made it sound so easy. And I’m messy too when I cook. Oh well.

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