Fruit Pop Tart

These are similar to the classic pop tarts we’ve all enjoyed many times, only better!  These have no preservatives and all fresh ingredients, and it shows in the fabulous taste.  Shown with glaze, but glaze is optional, if you want to reduce calories.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup of ice cold water

Filling

  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries
  • 2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water

 

To Make The Dough

Place flour on the working surface, cut in shortening and butter, until pea size chunks are formed. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and cold water and drizzle it over the butter and flour mixture. Start working the mixture with your fingers, and soon the dough will start to come together. Fold the dough over 4 or 5 times. Form dough into a ½ inch thick rectangle, then wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

To Make The Filling

In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Mix in blueberries, and sprinkle mixture with lemon juice.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

To Create The Fruit Pop Tart

When the dough is ready, cut it in half. Roll each half into two 12 by 11 rectangles. Cut each piece into 4 quarters.  Down the center of each piece of dough, place three tablespoons of filling, leaving ½” of dough uncovered at the top and bottom.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

Brush the edges with egg wash and fold the dough over to make a 6 “x 2 ½” rectangle.

Form the edge of the pie with the tines of a fork and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

Bake

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the pop fruit tarts 1” apart on the baking sheet. Cut two or three slits in the top to vent, brush with egg wash, and bake for 27 to 30 minutes, until they are golden bown. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the pan.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

Apply Glaze (Optional)

Whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla until you have the desired consistency. Brush the tops of the cooled fruit pop tarts until you have the amount of glaze you prefer.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

Makes 8 fruit pop tarts. Each pie is large enough to serve 2.

Smell of Rosemary - Fruit Pop Tart

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total time: 75 minutes

This recipe inspired by Sift, Fall 2015 edition.

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