Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts

by Kristy on October 30, 2013

Do you love apple pie? Make nice warm and gooey Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts to start your morning off with a sweet treat or for anytime you’re craving apple pie. This recipe is so simple and can be frozen to be enjoyed later.

Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts Recipe:

Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury pie crust
  • 1 can of Apple Pie filling
  • 1 Egg
  • Rolling pin & round cookie cutter
  • Flour (for dusting)
  • Food processor
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Milk
  • Sprinkles

Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts Instructions:

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts Recipe

1. Whisk egg in a small bowl with a fork, like you would a scrambled egg.

2. Put can of apple filling in food processor, don’t blend just pulse it until its fine chopped.

3. Unroll one of the pie crusts (box comes with 2), use the flour to dust your counter top and rolling pin to roll out the crust a little thinner (but not too thin).  You want to be able to pick it up without it ripping.

4. Use a round cookie cutter and cut out your pieces (Do this until all the crust is gone,  you can roll the scraps back up into a ball and roll it back out with the rolling pin,  remember to dust your table with flour).

5. Use a spoon and put a spoonful of Apple filling into the center of the rounds ( make sure you leave an equal amount of rounds without filling so you can put it on top… One pop tart = a pair of rounds).

6. Take your fingers or a kitchen pastry brush and put the egg wash onto the other pie round.

7. Put the egg washed round face down onto the filling round,  make sure to seal the edges with out smashing it (if you smash it, the edges will burn).

8. Put onto a sprayed cookie sheet.

9. Egg wash the tops of the finished rounds ( this will give it a shiny look after it bakes).

10. Bake @ 350° for approx 15 min or until golden brown.

11. Make your fondant:
Mix 3 cups confectioners sugar with 1/4 cup of milk (you may need to add more or less,  you want a cake batter consistency.) If you add too much milk,  just add more sugar. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract.

12. When they are done baking let them cool completely before you dunk them in the fondant.

13. I dunked a few and used Fall colored sprinkles.

You can freeze them and warm them up as you wish,  if you decide to freeze them,  DO NOT  put fondant on them until after you warm them back up (this will help with not making a mess in your microwave or oven). Store in zip-lock bags.

Enjoy these Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts for a special breakfast or for a sweet treat any time of day!

This recipe was provided by my friend who I grew up with, Brittney. She enjoys baking and works at the Ritz Carlton as a pastry chef.


Pinterest Breakfast Recipe: Mini Frittatas

by Kristy on October 2, 2012

mini frittatas recipe

One thing that makes waking up early with a toddler worth it? Breakfast, yes…I love me some breakfast. :)

So when I saw this mini frittatas recipe on Pinterest, I drooled and then quickly got to work making my own. I ended up doubling the original recipe I found on Pinterest so I could use my 12-count muffin tin instead of a 6 count. Plus, I also wanted to freeze them and save them for breakfasts later. Just take them out and pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast.

mini frittatas ingredients

Mini Frittatas Recipe:

What You Will Need for 12 Mini Frittatas:

-8 eggs

-1/2 cup Half & Half

-1/2 Teaspoon Salt

-Pepper to taste

-Mix-ins (Whatever you like! I did cooked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and red bell pepper.)

mini frittatas recipe2

How To Assemble and Bake:

-Preheat oven to 350°

-Coat Muffin Tin with non-stick cooking spray

-Whisk eggs and half & half together.

-Add salt and pepper. Pour egg-mixture into 12-count muffin tin.

-Sprinkle in your choice of added ingredients. I did half with crumbled cooked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese. Then I did the other half with chopped red bell pepper, sharp cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

Bake for 20-25 mins, or until mini frittatas are fluffy and the sides are golden brown. I then used a butter knife to help get them out of the pan cleanly.

Eat and enjoy! Put whatever you don’t eat into a freezer bag and then pop them into the microwave for a quick healthy breakfast whenever you like.

*Also…if you have toddlers in your household, throw your used eggshells into a bowl with soap and water. Clean them under running water and let them air dry. Then check back tomorrow for a fun sensory play activity using eggshells!

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