You guys, I have to confess: I love a pop tart! There is something so nostalgic about them. When I see them in the vending machine, I always get a craving. But the times that I actually give in, they are never as delicious as I remember from my childhood. So I decided to use some extra pie crust to make a pop tart like creation that would live up to my memories. These are delicious and capture the pop tart nostalgia, but with a flakier crust and more delicious flavor!
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp cold unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp cold water
- pinch of salt
- blueberry pie filling or blueberry jam
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tsp heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp lavender extract
- Food coloring (optional)
- Sprinkles (optional)
Put the flour and salt in a food processor. Cut the butter in to small pieces. Add pieces to the food processor and pulse a few times. Add the water one tablespoon at a time and pulse until it comes together to the consistency of pie crust. Add more water if needed. Chill dough for a few hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Roll out the cold dough to a thin layer. Using a small knife, cut out rectangle shapes, about 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches (no need to measure, you can eye ball it, but they should all be roughly the same size). Keep rolling and cutting out until you have 16 rectangles. Put 8 rectangles on a cookie sheet. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of blueberry pie filling or jam to the middle of each rectangle. Cover each with another rectangle, and seal the edges by crimping with a fork. Poke a few holes on top with a toothpick. Bake in at 400 F for 25-30 minutes (until crust is golden). Let cool.
Meanwhile, combine the powdered sugar, cream, and lavender extract in a mixing bowl. Whisk together to the consistency of a thick glaze. Add food coloring if desired. Once the mini pies are completely cool, spread a little glaze on top. It may drip down the sides - this is totally fine! They are supposed to be rustic and ooey-gooey. Add sprinkles on top and let the glaze dry. Go ahead and enjoy! Makes 8.