Try this Homemade Pop-Tarts recipe, or contribute your own. "Bake" and "Snacks" are two of the tags cooks chose for Homemade Pop-Tarts."I was worried when I read the ingredients and thought it would never work but it did! We loved them. I used cookie cutters to make different shapes. Next time I think I will try freezing a few. " - zmrparker
Yield: 16 Ready in 45 minutes
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Homemade Pop-Tarts Preparation
In a large bowl, cut flour and shortening together with pastry blender or two
butter knives, until completely blended (mixture will resemble crumbs). Add sugar,
baking powder, salt, egg, vinegar and cold water. Mix with hands until mixture forms a
ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Divide dough into fourths, refrigerating the portions you are not working with yet.
Take first 1/4 of dough and roll out onto a floured surface. Cut into rectangles using
a sharp knife. It is helpful to make a template the size you wish your poptarts
to be, from cardboard or heavy plastic, so they will be a uniform size. Spread on
tbsp. jam on one half of the rectangles, leaving a half inch or so on the edges
without jam. Cover with the other half of the rectangles. Crimp edges with a fork. Bake at
350 degrees F. for 12 - 15 minutes or until the pie dough is evenly browned and
cooked through. Cool completely and place into zip baggies for storage until you are
ready to eat them. Repeat with remaining dough and jam until it is all completed.
Variation: Glaze poptarts with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar, milk and
vanilla extract. Be sure to let glaze dry hard before placing poptarts into
Pop-Tarts may be stored up to one week as you would store bread, or frozen for
up to 3 months before use.
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