The Tastiest Twist on Homemade Poptarts
September 18, 2016
I grew up in the 90's, when Pop Tarts, Toaster Strudels and Lucky Charms were a regular option for breakfast. I can't say it helped my blood sugar levels too much, but they sure were "magically delicious" and I can't help but drool a little when I see recipes like this one from A Sweet Savory pop up. Get the steps below and check out more from the adorable ‘cereal’ party captured by Emma Feil Photography.
Cereal Pop Tarts
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1 recipe Martha Stewart's Pate Brisee 1 lb fresh or frozen berries (your choice)
1 tbsp flour 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp sugar 1 egg
1 tbsp water 1 cup Powdered sugar
2 tble Water or milk 1/4 tsp Vanilla
Topping: Cap'n Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch (or your fave cereal)
Make the recipe of Pate Brisee according Martha's directions ( Let it cool in the fridge until it's ready to roll out.
While your pie dough is in the fridge, make the berry filling. In a glass bowl, add in the berries, flour, and both sugars and stir until combined. Cook this mixture in a microwave in 1 minute intervals, making sure to stir after each addition. Once the mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes, it's ready to go!
Roll out the pie dough until it's about 1/8" thick. Cut into small rectangles, about 2"x3". Place half of the rectangles onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Place a heaping tsp full of the berry mixture onto the middle of each rectangle.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg and water together until frothy.
Brush the other half of the rectangles completely with egg wash. Place them on top of the berry filled rectangles (egg wash side down) and press the edges together with your fingers.
With a fork, make marks along all the sides of the pop tarts to seal that berry filling in. To create some air in your tarts, poke the tops of each with a fork.
Brush the tops of all the pop tarts with egg wash, so you get a nice golden brown color.
Place your baking sheet in the freezer or fridge for about 20 minutes, or until pop tarts are nice and chilled.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Once the tarts are chilled and your oven is preheated, bake for about 10- 15 minutes, or until nice and golden brown.
While the pop tarts are cooling, make your glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, water or milk, and vanilla, until there are no more clumps of sugar left.
I like to add the glaze to a large piping bag and pipe a small rectangle shape of glaze onto each pop tart. If you don't have any piping bags, you can easily just smear some glaze onto the tops with a spoon or offset spatula.
Before the glaze sets and hardens, sprinkle cereal onto the tops.