Fresh Berry Pop Tarts

iced pop tart

 

Even if you can eat a store-bought pop tart why bother. In about an hour you can have a fresh, homemade, real food pop tart to enjoy. My favorite fruit to use is raspberries but any berry will work just fine.

 

crustCrust:

You will want to make 2 separate batches; one batch for the bottom of pop tart and the second for the top of the pop tart.

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

2/3 c butter or shortening

5-7 Tablespoons cold water

Mix flour and salt, add shortening and cut with a fork until flaky. Stir in water and knead by hand until dough forms. Roll out onto a well floured surface. Use a large biscuit cutter, or cut with a knife to desired shapes.

I use a large biscuit cutter to ensure I get uniform shapes so the top and bottom pieces fit well together.

berries and cheesefillingFilling:

4 oz cream cheese, softened

¼ cup fresh berries

Using a mixer or blender cream together the fruit and cheese until smooth and combined.

 

 

pureeIcing:

Puree about ½-1 cup of fresh berries until smooth.

Pour into a fine mesh strainer to separate skins from juice. You will need to stir and press on fruit with a rubber scraper to make the process faster.

In a separate bowl add about 2 cups powdered sugar, pour in 3 tablespoons of fruit juice and mix well with a hand mixer. Add more juice or sugar as needed to achieve a thick, creamy and spreadable frosting.

Assembling the pop tarts:

Place half of your dough pieces on a well-greased baking sheet.

tart with filling

Top with about a teaspoon of filling, add top piece and using a fork seal edges together as well as piercing top of pop tart with the fork to poke holes so it cook evenly.

unbaked pop tart

Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Remove from pan onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Once cooled, spread icing on top of each pop tart and place back onto baking sheet.

iced pop tart

Once all are iced place baking sheet in freezer for about 30 minutes; remove from freezer and place pop tarts in a freezer bag or container for storage in your freezer until you are ready to serve them.

When ready to enjoy a pop tart place in microwave and heat 15-20 seconds or toast in your toaster oven.

Do not use a toaster with vertical slots as the icing may drip, use a toaster you can lay the pop tart down.

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One Comment on “Fresh Berry Pop Tarts”

  1. Kelli Simmerok
    January 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Mmmmm!

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