I am obsessed with this recipe!
Although it does take a bit of time to make, these tarts are worth every last second. I hate to brag, but they are absolutely delicious. Anyone I’ve served them to has said they were the best apple dessert they’ve ever had. For someone that can’t make a decent apple pie to save her life, that’s a huge compliment!
Homemade Apple Pop Tarts
- Makes 8 pop tarts.
4 Apples, Peeled and Finely Chopped (I used Granny Smith)
1 Tablespoon Flour
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Butter, Cut into Small Cubes
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Cup Icing Sugar, Sifted
2 Tablespoons Milk
1. Melt butter in a medium pot on medium-low heat until it turns golden brown, then add in the chopped apple, brown sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir quite often, until apples are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, add flour, mix and then cool completely.
2. In a large bowl or a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar. Add butter and mix (or pulse, if you’re using a food processor) until only very small lumps remain in the mixture.
3. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg and milk. Add mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
4. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
5. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
6. On a well floured surface, roll dough out until it is about 3mm thick (you may need to divide it in half to roll it out). Trim into rectangles and place onto baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg. Top each rectangle with 2 tablespoons of apple filling. Top with a second piece of dough.
7. Use a fork to crimp the sides closed. Also, add a few vent holes into the top of each pop tart.
8. Bake for about 30 minutes (or until golden brown) and let cool completely.
9. Whisk together icing sugar, milk and cinnamon for the glaze. Smooth over each pop tart and refrigerate until icing has set (about 15-20 minutes).