New category! New category! Are you excited as me? Al right, probably not. But I’m excited about making some processed foods you find in the store, in my kitchen with good ingredients. First up….pop tarts. I’ve had this recipe in the binder for a while. Riley loves the grocery store pop tarts and those toaster strudels that Pillsbury makes. So I thought to myself, these would be so much better if they were homemade with real butter and delicious jam. And they are. They have a flaky, sweet pastry, are dusted with powdered sugar and mine are filled with a delicious organic strawberry jam. I think any jam would be spectacular too. Try ‘em out for breakfast, lunch or any old time of the day. They are good.
So I hope its okay to post this recipe. It’s really quite delicious and very simple to make. I had these last year when we visited Derek’s grandparents up in Canada. His grandmother loved filling me up with her desserts and I happily ate them, and Derek’s too since he doesn’t really like sweets. She gave me her recipe and I made them for Derek’s dad for Father’s Day. I hope they reminded him of home. They’re like little sticky, buttery pecan pies.
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. light corn syrup
- 1/4 T. vinegar
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- 1/4 c. melted butter
- 1/4 c. dried fruit (I used raisins)
- 1/4 c. chopped nuts (I used pecans)
- defrosted pie dough sheets OR pastry shells
Preheat oven to 425. Whisk egg thru nuts in bowl till combined. If you have pastry shells, place in small muffin tin and pour egg mixture to top. If you are using pie dough, unroll sheets on floured surface. Using 2-1/2″ circle cookie cutter, cut circles and press into greased small muffin tin being sure to leave a little dough above surface in case it bakes over. Pour egg mixture into dough lined tins to top. Makes about 15. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes till crust is golden. Let cool and carefully scoop out. Eat.