How to make homemade apple cinnamon Pop-Tarts
Here we are with another variation of our great Pop-Tart recipe, with this one focusing on the upcoming winter holidays! Starting to notice a trend? We figured, new season, new filling.
After we had our fill of everything pumpkin, we decided to move toward our favorite fall fruit — the apple. Such a versatile ingredient — we already showed you how to add it to your oatmeal — apples can either be a prominent star of a dish or an excellent accompaniment. Check out all of our recipes on www.simplysavorynsweet.com.
Apple cinnamon Pop-Tart recipe
Yields 8 Pop-Tarts
Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup salted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
- 1 cup canned apple-pie filling
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
- Turbinado sugar for finishing
- In a food processor, the combine flour, salt and sugar. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal (roughly 10 to 15 seconds).
- With the machine running, add ice water and 1/2 tablespoon vanilla. Pulse until dough holds together without being wet or sticky.
- Divide dough into two balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- On a floured surface, roll out each chilled disc into a rectangle that is roughly 1/4 inch thick. Divide the rectangle into 8 even pieces.
- Take one of the pieces and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place two tablespoons of apple-pie filling in the middle of the piece of pie dough and sprinkle the top with 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon. Take another piece of dough and place it on top of the dough with filling on it.
- Using a fork, crimp the edges of the dough until the two pieces are completely sealed and a pocket is formed. Gently pierce the middle of the top piece twice with the fork.
- Cook the Pop-Tarts for 25-30 minutes or until just slightly golden brown.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the icing. The icing should be slightly viscous.
- Once Pop-Tarts are cooled, spread the icing over the top of the Pop-Tart and gently sprinkle turbinado sugar over the icing. Allow the icing to harden before eating.
- Serve or store in an air-tight container for up to four days.