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Rustic Blueberry Lavender Pop Tarts

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Rustic Blueberry Lavender Pop Tarts

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! 

Ingredients

  • 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.

Blueberry Lavender Pop Tarts

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.

Blueberry Lavender Pop Tarts