i wasn’t planning on creating a blog post when i decided arlo and i would make homemade pop tarts but it was actually so easy and a super fun recipe with a toddler so you should do it too! they don’t look great and i forgot to crimp the edges but WHO CARES!!!?!
you could totally make your own pie dough but if you have store bought and a toddler, i am all for the easiest methods. when i decided on pop tarts it was because we had so many blueberries and lemons so i wanted to use some of them up, but then i started researching and realized i could just use jelly instead so again, EASY!
so yeah ours came out looking like crap, we overfilled them, i forgot to crimp the edges like i said, and the jelly leaked out everywhere during baking– BUT i was able to salvage but trimming with a chefs knife prior to adding the glaze. and yes they’re totally asymmetrical but as i always say, you can blame your kid for that. now is not the time to care about doing anything perfectly, it’s hard enough to do anything at all lol.
easy homemade strawberry pop-tarts
1 package pie crust (we used pillsbury both in the 2 pack)
1 cup jam
1 large egg
for the icing:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tb cream or milk
2 tb jam
1/2 tsp vanilla