Big Dude likes to have them occasionally then he's running late for work. It's easy for him to grab and eat while driving. While pinteresting (ah, pinterest. My newest obsession), I searched homemade pop tarts and started looking at all the different recipes. A lot of people were using store bought pie dough. So I ignored those people. I mean, really? Homemade pop tarts using store bought dough?? Any who, I clicked on a few different real homemade pop tarts and then Little Dude woke up. So the thought went to the back of my mind and stayed there for a week. On a chilly day I was wanting to use the oven to chase the chill out the house and I remembered those pop tarts I never made. So I pulled out my Betty Crocker cook book and started making a pie dough. I'll post the recipe later, when I actually make a batch that is so yummy I immediately make another.
It took my about 10 minutes to make and then I let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then I rolled it out and started looking in my cabinet trying to find something to use as a cutter for the pop tarts. I found my box cheese grater. It's a rectangle and I figured it was worth a shot. I sprayed my cookie sheet with olive oil and placed my rectangles down. I had some strawberry freezer jam I made that I thought would go perfectly. It was my first time making the jam and it was super sweet so I thought this would be a good way to use it up. I placed about half a table spoon on each piece of pastry and then laid a piece on top. I crimped the edges with a fork and poked some holes in the top. I placed in the oven at 350° for about 20 minutes (they were beginning to brown). I took them out the oven and realized I didn't get all my edges sealed and most all my filling spilled out on the sheet. :(
The 2 on the bottom look absolutely horrible.I let them cook on the wire rack and then tried one anyways. It tasted ok. There's a chance actually having filling inside would make it taste better (ya think?) so these need to have another go around. Next time I want to use whole wheat flour (gotta make them healthier!), and maybe less filling (maybe I overfilled?).