Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pop-Tarts with Cinnamon Glaze

After making the French Silk Pie, I still had one refrigerated pie crust left, so I decided to try my hand at making homemade pop-tarts. I had a couple of apples in the fridge, so I though a cinnamon apple filling would be perfect! The filling is similar to what you would find in an apple pie, except the apples are cut more finely. While it's not the healthiest breakfast, it sure did taste good! With Valentine's Day coming up, I think it would be cute to use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut the pie crust. Then you'd have heart shaped pop-tarts to share!

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pop-Tarts with Cinnamon Icing
Yields 4 poptarts

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the butter over high heat in a medium sauce pan. Add the apples and stir until they just start to soften, about 2 or 3 minutes. Add the sugar and continue stirring for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the sugar has melted and mixed with the apples. Remove from the heat and transfer the apple mixture to a bowl. Cool for 30 minutes. Add the egg, cinnamon, salt, and flour to the apples and mix with a spatula until they are thoroughly and evenly incorporated. Cool completely before using.

As the mixture cools, roll the pie crust out on a flat surface. Using a pizza cutter, cut in half. Next, cut each half into four sections as evenly as possible. 

Put a few spoonfuls of apple in the center of half of the cut dough.  Place the sections without filling on top. Gently press the edges together using fork. 

Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until golden brown.

To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar, water, and cinnamon together. Drizzle over the cooked pop-tarts.

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