Pop tarts is a very popular in US. There are many varieties from chocolate to apple and blueberry. The original is a store bought product of Kellog’s, but homemade version is also quite common. Generally, it is consumed by heating in microwave or toaster.
To summarize the recipe, we can say that it is a portioned pie. I can easily say that it is worth the time spent because it is very enjoyable to eat, although it takes longer than a normal pie. You can be sure that they will love this recipe, especially if you have children at home. I guess there is no kid who doesn’t like apple pie. I mean, there wasn’t in our childhood, at least. Even though time changes, children’s love for certain foods such as pasta, rice, and french fries does not change much. Apple pie and apple filled cookies are among these foods.
There was a slight enlightenment when the apple cookie was mentioned. In fact, pop tarts are more of a kind of cookie than a pie I think.
This time I made them with strawberries when it is just in season. But I will definitely share different varieties in the future.
Enjoy the recipe…
For the dough;
- 125 g butter,
- 3-3.5 cups of flour,
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar,
- 1/4 cup of cold water.
For the filling;
- 300 g strawberries,
- 1/4 cup sugar,
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch,
- 1/4 cup water.
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar,
- 5-6 tablespoons of water.
- Ground Pistachio,
- Crushed dried rose petals.
- For the filling, remove the stems of the strawberries and cut the strawberries into small pieces,
- Take the strawberries and sugar in a saucepan,
- Cook over low heat until the strawberries are soft,
- In a separate bowl, mix the water and cornstarch and add the mixture to the strawberries,
- Cook until thickened, stirring constantly and remove from heat,
- For the dough, take 3 cups of flour, powdered sugar and butter chopped in small pieces into a mixing bowl,
- Mix it by rubbing it with both hands until you reach a sandy consistency,
- Add the water little by little and start kneading,
- Add more flour if necessary and knead until you get a firm dough,
- Divide the dough into four pieces,
- Put one of the pieces between two pieces of wax paper and roll it to 3-4 mm thickness,
- Cut the dough into 6 * 10 cm rectangles,
- Put a teaspoon of strawberry filling on each of the half of the pieces and put the other pieces on them and press the edges together,
- Fix it by pressing it with a fork and take it to a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper,
- Roll the remaining pieces of dough in the same way, cut and fill, combine and place on the tray,
- Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees until the edges are lightly browned,
- Remove it from the oven and wait until they cool down,
- Mix powdered sugar and water for icing,
- Spread the mixture on pop tarts,
- Sprinkle with colored sprinkles or ground pistachios and crushed dried rose petals.