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    Apple Turnovers

    Method

    1 Get ready: Put oven rack in lower third of oven and pre-heat oven to 400°F. Butter a large baking sheet (or use Silpat).
    2 Make filling: In a medium bowl, mix together apples, currants, and walnuts with the sugar, cinnamon, and corn starch, making sure the fruit and nuts are well coated. Mix in the apple sauce and vanilla.
    3a If using puff pastry: Unfold the thawed pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Depending on the size of your puff pastry sheet you are going to want to cut the sheet into either four 5-inch-by-5-inch or six 4-inch-by-4-inch squares.
    3b If using pie dough: Roll out your pie dough on a lightly floured surface to a 16×11 inch rectangle. Trim the edges to 15×10 inches and cut into six 5×5-inch squares.
    4 Add filling to pastry squares: Divide the apple mixture among the squares, leaving a 1-inch border. If you are using an already prepared puff pastry sheet, dot the mixture in each pastry with a little butter. (If you are using a butter pie dough, you can skip adding the extra butter.)

    5 Brush egg mixture on pastry edges: In a small bowl mix the beaten egg with a teaspoon of milk. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg mixture on the border of the pastry. This will help the pastry seal.
    6 Fold and crimp, add steam vents: Fold each pastry into a triangle, enclosing the filling, and crimp edges with a fork. Brush the tops of the pastries with more of the egg wash. Cut 2 or 3 small steam vents in the top of each turnover.

    7 Bake: Place the pastries in the oven and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, or until puffed and golden.
    Cool turnovers to warm before serving.

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    Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts

    503 SharesYou’re going to love my Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts! They are flaky on the outside, with a thick layer of cinnamon sugar filling on the inside, and topped with a sweet cinnamon icing. The perfect homemade breakfast treat!Looking for more breakfast sweets? Try my Best Ever Coffeecake or these fluffy Brown Sugar Pancakes!My Favorite Pop Tarts Are…We have a running argument in our house about the best Pop Tart flavor…is it Strawberry or is it Cinnamon Sugar. In the past I have gone back and forth. My family is divided, and depending on which day you ask, I can swing one way or the other…but ultimately I have come to the conclusion that Brown Sugar Cinnamon is tops.When I decided to try making these homemade I went back and forth on whether or not I should make Strawberry or Brown Sugar Cinnamon first, but you can see what I settled on…it was the right call.Making Homemade Pop Tarts is Easier Than You ThinkSure, it’s easy to just grab a box of pop tarts. But, I bet you didn’t realize how easy it is to make your own at home. I know I didn’t! I had it in my head that it would be super difficult and so not worth it. But, I was wrong – and I’m not afraid to admit it. Plus, the pastry is so flaky and buttery, and the filling is the perfect sweetness, once you have the homemade version it’s going to be tough to go back to the boxed variety.Aside from the fact that making your own toaster pastries is super easy, I love that I can control the ingredients. There’s no ingredients I can’t pronounce in here. Recipe Ingredients For Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop TartsThis ingredient list is oh so easy! These are all typical baking staples that I’m sure you’ve got right in your pantry! Here’s what you’ll need:For the pastry:all purpose floursugarkosher saltcold butter, cut into cubeseggmilkFor the filling:light brown sugarflourground cinnamonbuttereggFor the icingpowdered sugarmilkvanillacinnamonHow to Make Homemade Toaster Pastries…You’re going to make these homemade pop tarts in three stages. First we’ll put together the pastry dough, then we’ll fill and assemble the pop tarts. And, finally, we’ll add the frosting on top!PastryIn a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until coarsely combined, but peanut-sized pieces of the butter remain. You can also use your hands. Combine until the dough just comes together.Divide the dough in half, shaping each into a 4×6 inch rectangle, making sure the edges aren’t left too jagged. This will help when it’s time to roll the dough out. Cover each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.FillingIn a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Set this aside. Remove one dough from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out into a rectangle 1/8-inch thick. It will be roughly 9×12- inches. Using a knife cut the dough into 3×4- inch rectangles. Re-roll the scraps and repeat if necessary. You should get 8 pieces. Place the cut out dough pieces onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each with the melted butter.Spread a heaping tablespoon of the reserved cinnamon sugar mixture into the center of each rectangle, leaving 1/4- inch space at the edges.Remove the remaining dough from the refrigerator and repeat the rolling and cutting process just like the first and place them on top of the pastry with the filling. Using a fork, press the edges together and poke a few holes in the tops of each of the tarts.Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill the tarts for 30 minutes.Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water. Remove the baking sheet from the fridge and brush each tart with the egg mixture.Bake for 25 – 28 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.IcingWhisk together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth.Spoon the icing onto the cooled tarts and allow it to set.Tips for the Best Homemade Pop TartsThese homemade pop tarts are better than store-bought! Follow these tips to make sure they are the best of the best:Be sure to keep your pastry dough chilled as you are working with it. This will make it easier to form and prevent any unwanted sticking.Make sure you seal your edges nice and tight. They can easily separate and you’ll end up with your filling dripping out. Don’t forget to brush the tops of the pastries with the egg wash. This is what makes the pop tarts crispy and golden on the outside. Variation IdeasYou can make a wide variety of pop tarts following this same method of making the pastry, filling, and icing. Fruit filled pop tarts are even easier because you can use jam as the filling, and simply omit the cinnamon from the icing. Here are some easy versions:StrawberryBlueberryRaspberryTo make them a bit more colorful, you can add sprinkles or colored sugar to the icing after it’s been drizzled over the tarts but before it sets. How to Store and Reheat These PastriesYou can store your brown sugar pop tarts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. There’s no need to refrigerate them. I like to reheat mine right in the toaster, just like a pop tart. They end up warm and crispy on the outside with a soft and warm center. Can I Freeze these Pop Tarts?Yes! These homemade pop tarts actually freeze really well. Just let them cool completely and then place them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag. Place a piece of parchment paper between each Pop Tart so that you can easily grab one when you are ready to reheat. Then, you can reheat them right in your toaster!PrintHomemade Frosted Brown Sugar Pop Tarts Description:You’re going to love my Homemade Frosted Brown Sugar Pop Tarts! They are flaky on the outside, gooey on the inside, and topped with a sweet cinnamon icing. The perfect homemade breakfast treat!Ingredients:Pastry:2 cups all purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes1 large egg2 tablespoons milkFilling:1/2 cup light brown sugar1 tablespoon flour1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 tablespoons butter, melted1 large egg1 teaspoon waterIcing1 cup powdered sugar1 tablespoon milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/2 teaspoon cinnamonInstructionsPastry: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until coarsely combined, but peanut-sized pieces of the butter remain. You can also use your hands. Combine until the dough just comes together.In a small bowl whisk together the egg and the milk. Mix this evenly into the dough until just combined.Divide the dough in half, shaping each into a 4×6- inch rectangle, making sure the edges aren’t left too jagged. This will help when it’s time to roll the dough out. Cover each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.Filling: In a medium combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Set aside. Remove one dough from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out into a rectangle 1/8-inch thick. It will be roughly 9×12- inches. Using a knife cut the dough into 3×4- inch rectangles. Re-roll the scraps and repeat if necessary. You should get 8 pieces. Place the cut out dough pieces onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each with the melted butter.Spread a heaping tablespoon of the reserved cinnamon sugar mixture into the center of on each rectangle, leaving 1/4- inch space at the edges.Remove the remaining dough from the refrigerator and repeat the rolling and cutting process just like the first and place them on top of the pastry with the filling. Using a fork, press the edges together. And poke a few holes in the tops of each of the tarts.Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill the tarts for 30 minutes.Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water. Remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator and brush each tart with the egg mixture.Bake for 25 – 28 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.Icing: Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth.Spoon the icing onto the tarts and allow it to set.Notes:Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.Keywords:: homemade pop tarts, brown sugar pop tarts, how to make pop tarts, toaster pastries recipe, pop tart recipe Want To Save This Recipe?PIN for later: LEGGI TUTTO