I love Pop Tarts. I lived for them as a child. I was never a big fan of those super-sugary cereals, like Cocoa Puffs or Fruit Loops or Trix, but I would have eaten Pop Tarts till each and every one of my teeth fell out. My parents rarely bought them, which probably saved them a lot in dental/child weight-loss expert expenses, but I’ve still been feeling a fake-fruit-pastry deficit in my life. Yes, I recognize that I’m an adult and I can buy what I want, but the rents did such a good job raising me that I still can’t bring myself to eat something so bad for me, despite its deliciousness.
Earlier this week, Pinterest brought a recipe for homemade Pop Tarts into my life and I made them yesterday. Let me just say for the record that because of this picture:
which was offered by Bake Me More, I had pretty high expectations for these. They look like the store-bought ones, yet even more delicious, which was a feat I’d never dreamed possible. My own pop tarts looked like this picture:
and although I’m proud of them like a mother is proud of her ugly child, I can nevertheless attest that no, they are not really cute at all. Sigh.
But let me tell you, they taste uh. may. zing. And they’re super easy – all you do is make or buy pie crust, cut it into little rectangles, put a spoonful of jam or preserves on one of the rectangles, and then put another crust rectangle on top and crimp the edges. Bake them at 450 degrees Farenheit for about 8 minutes, and then after they’re cooled, drizzle a glaze of milk and powdered sugar over them. The glaze really makes them, in my opinion.
And that’s all I have to say. So, The End.