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I am one of those people who never ate breakfast for years. It just wasn’t my thing even though I would wake up early and do a million things. After I started working at a school I began eating just a little bit for breakfast. I prefer sweet things like pancakes or a cinnamon roll or fruit. On occasion I would eat a bowl of dry cereal or a piece of toast.
One of the things I would have as a treat was a Pop Tart. It wasn’t anything I would seek out but there’s something about a toasty, sweet Pop Tart that was perfect on a weekend morning. It was almost like I was eating dessert for breakfast and I was ok with that.
I haven’t had a Pop Tart in years but I do serve them to the kids at school whenever we have a delay and don’t have breakfast. While I still think having one every once in a while is fine, I find that they are overly sweet. Since I would still like to have one at times I decided to make my own.
My first thought was to use puff pastry but then I realized that would be more like making a toaster strudel. While I could make my own dough the easiest way to go was to simply buy refrigerated pie crust dough.
I am all about apples and cinnamon for breakfast so I made an Apple Pie Pop Tart. I rolled out the pie dough and cut each one into 6 pieces so that I would have 6 total Pop Tarts. Then I started on the filling.
I wanted the apples to be thin slices but I didn’t want to chop them all by hand because I knew they wouldn’t be the same size. I ended up using my Deiss Kitchenware apple slicer and corer. I used it to cut two apples into eight pieces and to remove the core. Then I took each of the pieces and sliced them into four pieces. This resulted in a uniform apple slice that was perfect for what I was looking for.
I cooked the apples with brown sugar and spices then whisked in some flour to thicken it up. I placed a bit of the filling on half of the pie crust dough rectangles and then put the other half of the pie crust dough on top. Using a fork I crimped the two pieces together to form the Pop Tart.
After they came out of the oven I let them cool completely. I mixed up an easy cinnamon glaze and then used Fresh April Sprinkles Birthday Party Sprinkle Blend to give them a fun look that I know kids will love.
These Pop Tarts are seriously amazing. The crust is buttery and flaky while the inside tastes like homemade apple pie. The glaze adds a hint of spice and the sprinkles add a bit of fun. I can honestly say I won’t be going back to store bought Pop Tarts again! These were easy enough to make and last several days so I can make them on the weekends and enjoy them for breakfast during the week.
Pro Tips & Substitutions:
- You can make the apple filling up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate it until you are ready to make the pop tarts.
- Not a fan of apples? Substitute peaches instead! Simply peel the peaches, remove the pit, and chop into pieces.
- Once the pop tarts have cooled place the wire rack they cooled on over top of a baking sheet before pouring on the glaze. This will catch any glaze that drips down and you will have less mess to clean up!
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A Hezzi-D Original recipe
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