I have this amazing relationship with the Trader Joe’s by my house (it takes longer to drive there than to walk). When I’m bored, I just know to throw on my North Face and take a stroll to TJ’s. Recently, I’ve come across their puff pastry. Aside from the Mini pumpkin pie concoction I had for Halloween, I also decided to whip up some poptarts, inspired by my treat at North Side Social.
Two easy ingredients for a yummy treat
After cutting the puff pastry into your desired shape, I placed a dollup, about a tablespoon, into the piece. You don’t want to put too much because it will ooze out of the sides when you try to seal the edges.
Even more creative (read: bored), I tried just pressing the edges together instead of using a fork–it worked out fine! I did bake the cut out pieces–why waste that buttery goodness?
I used the directions on the box for puff pastry, which was about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. I was so paranoid and kept watching it bake. The non-fork seal held up well!
After letting it cool a bit, I enjoyed these delectable home-made pop tarts. It was a bit buttery and rich, so I may try it with pre-made pie crust, as that may be more consistent with the true pop tart texture.