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Bettina M. Hornsby

"These homemade Pop-Tarts® include all the flavor of the original, but don't contain any of the stuff you can't pronounce on the back of the box! They freeze well and can be filled with anything. Try pumpkin butter, cinnamon sugar, Nutella®, or peanut butter and jelly! Homemade fruit preserves are delicious as well! Top with confectioners' sugar."
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2 h servings 323 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 pastries)

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt together into a bowl. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles small peas. Add vanilla. Mix in cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Divide dough into 2 pieces and wrap with plastic wrap; chill until firm, at least 1 hour.
  4. Beat softened butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl to make filling.
  5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough into rectangles with a knife. Drop 1 tablespoon of filling onto half of the rectangles. Cover with remaining rectangles. Press edges with a fork to seal. Poke a few holes in the top of each pastry with a toothpick.
  6. Arrange pastries on the lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool pastries on a wire rack, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 323 calories; 23.3 g fat; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 61 mg cholesterol; 237 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This was such a FUN recipe to make!! Made it with my son and his friends last night -- and they're all in college!!! They loved the filling. I made my own frosting using 1/4 c confectioner's sug...

These tasted pretty good, but the dough was not the best. I made it exactly as written, and it was quite crumbly. I added a little more water, and it did come together eventually--though it was ...

Fabulous crust! make sure chill the dough- makes all the difference in the flaky crumb. we subbed organic strawberry preserves for the filling & made icing for the top. These are even toastable ...