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.


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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