From Megan's Kitchen
So to continue on my anti-processed food kick...I made these pop tarts. Now don't get all huffy puffy on me...I never said I was getting rid of junk food. I just feel better about making it with these two little hands. And I will say it was well worth it. My 10-month old refused to eat dinner tonight but once he got his pudgy little hands on one of these he chomped the whole thing down. And I just stood by all shocked and amazed and allowed him to get away with this nonsense of only feasting on treats. When I saw that these pop tarts were pie crust and jam....just like the roly poly's we ate growing up, I was excited to try them. And they were really quick and easy to make. That may be due to the fact that the dough only was enough to make 5 pop tarts. I have never liked working with pie crust and this adventure was no different. I couldn't get it thin enough and it wasn't easy to work with so next time I make these I'm just going to go ahead and use store bought dough...oh wait...is that considered processed? Oh well...here's what you do:
To make pie crust, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and 1/2 tsp salt.
With a pastry cutter, cut in 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening.
Then add 3 tablespoons of cold water one at a time unto the dough forms a ball.
Roll out your dough on a floured surface and then cut out rectangles that are about 3"x4".
Put 1-1/2 tsp of jam on each rectangle. I used raspberry but I think I will try strawberry next time.
Place another rectangle on top and pinch around the edges . Bake in a 450 degree oven for 7-8 minutes or until light brown.
Remove to a cooling rack and cool.
Once they are cool thin a cup of powdered sugar with milk until you get a thick frosting. Spread it over the top of the cooled pop tarts and then decorate with sprinkles.
They were so yummy but I think I preferred them better after they had been in the fridge for awhile. Store in fridge in an air tight container....if they last long enough to store.