Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pop Tarts, Take 2!!

I told you I would revisit making my pop tarts, since my first attempt was tasty, but not quite right.  This time around, I tried a different crust recipe. 


I was happy with the original filling, so I kept that (in fact, I had so much left over from the first time that I just froze it and thawed it to use this time).  The difference this time was the crust.  Previously, I used a regular pie crust, and while it was really good, it was also very flaky, which doesn't really work for pop tarts.  This time, I used my classic tart crust recipe, knowing that it was more like a cookie, and less like a flaky pastry.  It was a good choice.  They came out crisp, like a cookie, but also delightfully buttery and tender.  I made these small and round, because that's what I felt like doing.  I'm not very good at cutting perfect uniform rectangles, so it was much easier for me to just use a round cutter.  You could even make them into fun shapes, if you wanted to. 

The recipe for the crust can be found here.  The only thing I did differently was that I added about a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the dough to give it a little extra flavor.  Totally not necessary if you don't feel like doing it.

The recipe for the filling can be found here, or on the back of a can of pureed pumpkin. 

The glaze is a simple mixture of powdered sugar, milk, and pumpkin pie spice.  I think I over glazed them yet again, but it's hard not to.  At least it tastes good. 

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