Make Your Own Pop Tarts

28 Mar

We spent this weekend in a cabin in Hot Springs, North Carolina, enjoying a lazy weekend with friends, a spring-fed hot tub and great food we’d made.  Whenever I’m traveling somewhere I’ll be cooking, I bring WAY too much food and more kitchenware than is reasonable.  This time I made a concerted effort to bring less– let’s face it, it’s no fun carting green onions and maple syrup across state lines and back if you’re not going to end up using them.  I decided to make things that required just a few ingredients, but were still delicious.  After seeing a blog post about homemade Pop Tarts, I thought I’d make a super simple version for breakfast one morning.  They were yummy, quick and easy.

Pastry Pop Tarts

  • one sheet frozen puff pastry
  • jam or jelly of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • powdered sugar

Allow puff pastry to defrost to room temperature (should take about an hour).  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut lengthwise into four strips and cut each strip into four pieces about the size of index cards.  Place about 2 teaspoons of jam or jelly in the center of each pastry piece and fold in half, squeezing the edges to seal.  Brush with melted butter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they’re starting to brown.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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