I decided I'd make some Strawberry Pop-Tarts with some of the jam.
You really can use any flavor of jam you'd like. The jam doesn't need to be homemade.
I made 2 batches, and doubled everything. On the weekends I make big breakfasts, so everything will last throughout the week. Plus I have a lot of jam to use up. I'm giving you a single recipe. A single recipe will make about 16 pop-tarts, and a double recipe will make about 32 pop-tarts.
Set the oven to 400 degrees. This will take 18-20 minutes to cook.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter (chilled and cubed)
3/4 cup shortening (chilled and cubed)
1/2 cup ice water
Pour the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir. Add the chilled and cubed butter and shortening. Combine with a pastry cutter. Work it until it has all been mixed, and is crumbly. Add in ice water, and stir.
Flour a clean surface. I add flour to my rolling pin. Work the dough into a ball, flatten, and roll out.
Use a square cookie cutter to cut out your shapes to add to a sprayed cookie sheet.
1/2 cup Strawberry Jam (You Can Use Another Kind of Jam)
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
Mix and put just enough to fill the center of the Pop-Tarts.
Whisk 1 Egg in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to paint the butter on the edges. It will be the glue that holds it together.
Top with one more square piece.
Use a fork to crimp the edges.
It took my oven 20 minutes to bake these. I got everything else ready that I wanted to go with them in this time.
They taste good with no frosting at all. I mixed 1/4 cup powered sugar with water, and added in a spoon full of Strawberry Jam.
I frosted them when they just got out of the oven. The frosting runs, but sits up pretty fast.
Everyone enjoyed their meal. We had peaches, spinach leaves, scrambled eggs, a small glass of OJ and coffee with our Pop-Tarts.
I've made Pop-Tarts before, but was more successful this time around.
Have you made Pop-Tarts before? What flavor of jam would you prefer with them?