These Easy Semi-Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts are perfect served for breakfast or as a snack. They are quick and easy to make, plus they are super cute!
These strawberry pop tarts are perfectly cute little hand pies that everyone will love!
Only a few ingredients and you have fresh pies out of the oven and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Less if you're speedy!
I love making hand pies, they are quick, easy and you can customize them any way you like.
With a family like mine where everyone has different favourites when it comes to filling being able to customize a variety of batches always comes in handy.
Hand pies are basically very similar to pop tarts. You just glaze your hand pies and toss on some sprinkles.
Voila, happy kids. I'm not going to lie, you'll end up with some very happy adults as well. I've never met anyone who can resist a pop tart.
I hope you can make and eat them with less mess than I made.
My family always laughs at my ability to trash my entire kitchen and wardrobe while cooking even the simplest thing. I am one seriously messy cook.
More Breakfast Recipes:
- Breakfast Toast: 4 Ways
- Red Velvet Sweet Rolls
- Turtle French Toast
- Potato and Bacon Breakfast Hash
- Candied Bacon
- Banana Sticky Buns
- Turtle Waffles
- Bananas Foster French Toast
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Easy Semi Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lay out two cookie sheets, line each with parchment. Set aside.
- On a clean counter toss a small handful of AP flour, this will help keep the pie dough from sticking.
- Take your pie dough out and roll it out gently with a rolling pin. You just want to stretch it a very little bit and try to make more of a rectangle than a circle.
- Using a knife, pastry cutter, or even a pizza wheel cut your pie dough into small rectangles, all equal in size. Lay half of them on the cookie sheets.
- Beat an egg in a small bowl, brush over top of the dough. The edges are most important, it helps to seal the edges of the pop tarts.
- In a medium bowl mix the strawberry pie filling and cinnamon. Stir well. Place a dollop in the middle of each dough you set on the cookie sheet. You want to make a line in the middle with about 1 to 1-½ tablespoons of filling mixture. Stay away from the edges.
- Now place the remaining half of your shaped pie dough pieces over top of the filled bottom pieces.
- Gently press down the edges with your thumb or forefinger. Use a fork dusted with flour and press down all around the edges. If you have any uneven spots you can trim the edges with a pastry wheel.
- If you are not putting icing on them you can brush the top with the egg wash again. If you are using icing on top I'd skip the wash personally.
- Poke a few small holes in the top of each pop tart. Nothing drastic.
- Place the first cookie sheet in the oven and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.
- Repeat with second cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl mix confectioners sugar and milk really well. You can make the glaze thicker by adding more confectioners sugar. Or you can make it thinner by adding more milk. Everyone likes theirs a bit different so adjust to your own taste. You can add food colouring if you like, or even extracts for added flavour.
- Once the pop tarts are cooled completely you can put the icing on. You can either drizzle in lines over top, or use an offset spatula to spread it more evenly. Your choice.
- Toss sprinkles over top.
- Enjoy with a big old strawberry pop tart loving smile.
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