How To Bake Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts

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This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and what better way to wake up your sweetie (take your mind out of the gutter folks!) than with a perfect, tasty little treat!

That said, one of New York City’s top catering and events companies, Great Performances has concocted a fantastic DIY recipe for homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts.

Delish!

Whether you decide to make it for Valentine’s Day, for your kids or even just as a treat for yourself — we have no doubt you’ll be glad you did.

BTW, if you happen to be a mommy or daddy reading this, these treats are also a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.

Food safe markers, like these from Sur La Table, are great for personalizing your pop tart creation!

See recipe below and have fun 🙂

Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts

 

Pie Dough: Single Pie Dough

  • 10 oz Flour, half pastry flour, half all purpose
  • ½ t Sugar
  • ½ t Salt
  • 4 oz Butter, Cold and Diced
  • 3 oz Water
  • 1 ounce white vinegar (kid-friendly version) or Vodka (adult version)

How to:

  1. Mix the flour together with the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingers until the mixture begins to take on a yellow color.
  3. Leave small chunks of butter. Add the liquids in three parts incorporating after each additions.
  4. Allow the dough to rest for 30-minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Take the dough out and press into a thick rectangle.
  6. Fold the dough in thirds forming a book.
  7. Press the dough flat into a rectangle again.
  8. Allow to rest 30-minutes in the refrigerator divide dough into two 8-ounce portions and shape into a ball.
  9. Roll the dough into two disks about 1/8 of an inch thick each
  10. These disks should stay cold until ready to use.

The Filling

  • 5 Apples, peeled, cored and Diced.
  • Butter, ½ cup
  • Brown Sugar, ½ Pound
  • Cinnamon to taste …
    • or Peaches, Butter, Brown Sugar and Ginger Pears, Butter Brown Sugar and Cardamom

How to:

  1. Sauté the Fruit in Butter and brown sugar.
  2. Allow the butter to brown and the sugar to melt.
  3. Once Fruits are soft, Allow to cool.

To Assemble

  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

How to:

  1. Crack the egg into a bowl and beat smooth with a brush.
  2. Cut 2-inch by 4-inch rectangles out of the pie dough.
  3. Spoon a bit of cold Fruit filling on the center of the pie dough rectangle brush the egg mixture lightly around the edges.
  4. Top with second pie dough piece and press the edges with a fork.
  5. Seal all of the edge.
  6. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  7. Stab with a fork to create steam holes.
  8. At this point, you can freeze for up to one month.
  9. Or chill for twenty minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  11. Place pastry on a parchment paper lined sheet tray.
  12. Keep frozen or chilled.
  13. Bake for ten minutes until the pastry begins to brown.
  14. Turn down to 350-degrees and cook until medium brown and flaky.
  15. Serve warm or keep at room temperature for three days.

Frosting:

  • ¾ Cup Confectioners’ sugar
  • 1Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Table Spoon Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon Lemon Juice

How to:

  1. Melt Butter and Combine all ingredients.
  2. Beat until smooth.
    1. Add food coloring if desired.

 

 

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