Monday, July 23, 2012

Homemade Poptarts

Today I decided to try making some Homemade Poptarts.
I've seen a few Pins on Pinterest, and checked them out, and basically, they were recipes for making crust, with some jelly/jam for filling.

Well, I had crust, and some homemade Peach jam my Mom made. I don't think it can get much easier than this.

The filling recipe calls for mixing the jam with some cornstarch and water, but I didn't have any cornstarch, so I googled "cornstarch substitute" and discovered I could use twice the amount of all-purpose flour instead.

I halved the recipe from the internet, so I used about 1/3 cup of jam, 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour and 1 Tsp. water. Mixed it all and put it in a pan and brought it to a boil for a minute or so.

I rolled the crust out by folding wax paper in half over it, then cut into retangles -ish.

The recipe calls for brushing an egg/milk wash on the bottom crust before putting on the filling. I don't know why you do that. (I'm out of eggs, so I used some egg substitute.) (I don't have a cooking brush, either, so I spread with the back of a spoon.)

Spoon on the filling and spread around to about a quarter inch from the edges, then put the top crust on and seal the edges with a fork. You can poke vent holes with a fork or a toothpick.

In some of them I used chocolate chips for the filling.

To make a glaze frosting, mix confectioners sugar and milk. (I used 1/2 c.sugar and 1 Tbsp milk.)

Bake at 350* for about 15-20 minutes until golden. Let cool on racks for awhile, then brush on the sugar glaze.

The boys said they were good, especially the chocolate ones, haha.

6 comments:

Trina said...

They look yummy, but Piggly Wiggly just had them 11/$10, so I may just wait a bit to try this out. Sounds like fun over Christmas, maybe...

Melissa said...

Dang, at that price I would have just bought them, too.
The cheapest I get them are a 12 pack for $1.89, but I have to drive 30 miles to go to that store, Aldi. I usually go about once a week because they have $1.99 milk (every other place has milk over $3.00) and .99 or 1.09 eggs, and cheap produce. But this week a local grocery store, IGA, had a 3-day sale with milk $1.99, so I decided to get milk there, and forego the rest of the stuff to save the trip.
I got a complaint that there were no poptarts. I said we have 20+ boxes of cereal, maybe eat on those. Apparently, cereal isn't "gaming" food. Go figure. haha.

374's Wife said...

Those sound delish! I'm going to have to give this a try.

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Danielle said...

How neat! I bet they're loads healthier too, even if they do have frosting and chocolate! :) I'll have to give them a try.

Melissa said...

Cool, let me know how it goes, and how y'all liked them.

MrsJGlutz said...

Those look yummy! I need to try to make these! I would much rather give these to my girls than the ones from the store..

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