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Craving: Pop Tarts

March 7, 2011

Hello Leah…meet Pop-Tart. Hello Pop-Tart…meet Leah.
I only thought I knew…I had no idea. Nothing that comes out of a box in a silver wrapper can ever compare to the buttery deliciousness of tender homemade pastry filled with fresh strawberry preserves. Cue up your printer people…your gonna want this recipe.

photography by Freutcake Studio

Strawberry Pop-Tarts via bon appetit

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour plus additional for shaping and rolling
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 tablespoons ice water
12 tablespoons strawberry preserves (preferably organic homemade)
Powdered sugar
Fresh strawberries


Whisk 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, coarse salt, and sugar in large bowl. Add butter. Using fingertips or back of fork, blend in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water by tablespoonfuls, tossing until moist clumps form. Gather dough into ball. Divide in half; shape each half into disk. Wrap in plastic. Chill at least 1 hour.
Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Working with 1 disk at a time, roll out dough on floured surface to about 13×11 inches. Trim to 12×10-inch rectangle, then cut into eight 5×3-inch rectangles.
Arrange 4 rectangles, spaced apart, on each sheet. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons preserves in row down center of each rectangle. Top preserves with second dough rectangle. Using fingertips, gently press all edges of each tart to seal; press all edges with tines of fork to double-seal. Using toothpick, poke a few holes in center of top dough rectangle. Cover; freeze tarts on sheets at least 2 hours and up to 1 week.

Position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 375°F. Bake frozen tarts uncovered until golden, reversing sheets after 15 minutes, 25 to 30 minutes total (some preserves may leak out). Immediately transfer tarts to rack. Sift powdered sugar lightly over. Serve warm or at room temperature with fresh berries.

Freutcake Tip: Day after re-heating…Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2011 1:36 pm

    Ooh yum yum! What a great idea for breakfast. It looks like a good grab and go pastry for when I’m rushing off to work. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Michele Prata Designer Lifestyle permalink
    March 7, 2011 2:35 pm

    Oh, yummy….now you managed to get your home made pop-tarts in my head and hopefully soon in my mouth!!! Freutcake you are the pastry bomb!

  3. March 7, 2011 7:22 pm

    I want to eat those right NOW!!!!!!!! YUM!

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