Homemade Pop-Tarts

Homemade Pop-Tarts

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"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

Top-ranked recipe named "Homemade Pop-Tarts"

4.4 avg, 9 review(s) 88% would make again

Ingredients

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4 cups Flour
1 3/4 cups Vegetable shortening
2 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vinegar
1/2 cup Cold water
16 tablespoon Jam; divided, any flavor

Original recipe makes 16 Servings

Servings  

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

storage baggies.

Pop-Tarts may be stored up to one week as you would store bread, or frozen for

up to 3 months before use.

Notes

Why buy when you can make your own

Credits

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photo by Kfaceci Kfaceci

photo by jerecook jerecook

photo by zmrparker zmrparker

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In vegan category. I have never seen recipes with egg in them be called vegan. Sorry.
kartrinapeterswalker 1 year ago
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 2 years ago
Simple yet effective. loved these.
Dorit123 4 years ago
Kids loved helping to make these!! They also love eating them!!
hillaschaef 4 years ago
You should put on here that they're animal friendly too!! I just found out pop tarts have animal products like gelatin. So messed up. /:< Thanks for this recipe, now me and my friend can actually eat poptarts again! :D
zombieMOOFz 4 years ago
It tastes wonderful but I have a problem with the Crust it is heavy and not smooth and it breaks very easy. I believe I need more water to get a smooth dought. please any advise thanks
muffin1944 5 years ago
Very good. 100% better than store-bought, cardboard tarts. Fun to make, and a good use of those jelly jars that one may get for a gift at Christmas time.
jerecook 7 years ago
This tasted great!!
tcjuice 9 years ago
Why buy when you can make your own [I posted this recipe.]
Dana 9 years ago
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