Homemade Pop-Tarts

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What do you do when your pregnant wife requests pop-tarts? You learn to make them from scratch! This dough was the one I learned to make in Paris so it varies from some of the Pate Brisee I see here in the states. The tart dough really makes it sing. Being a simple dough it also isn’t super picky or flakey but crumbles perfectly.

Ingredients

DOUGH
250g All Purpose Flour
125g Butter (unsalted)
1tsp salt
1 egg yolk
3 tb water
1 tb sugar
1 egg beaten (to seal the dough)
FILLING
3/4 cup jam of your choice (not too liquidy)
1tb corn starch
1 tb water
TOPPING
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1-4 tb heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
Sugar sprinkles of your choosing
* Click to ingredient to choose one

Directions

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preheat oven to 400f
2
Cut butter into smaller cubes if needed
3
You can also make this like pasta by hand if you feel like, which I do a lot because I hate cleaning machines
4
Add dry ingredients into mixer bowl
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Add egg yolk and then butter a few cubes at a time until integrated and smooth.
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Take dough out and form into a ball, then flatten into a rectangle about and 1-2 inches thick.
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Cover dough in plastic wrap and put in fridge for 20 minutes. While this happens make the filling.
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FILLING
9
In a pot bring the jam and water up to a simmer but don't boil away volume.
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Add corn starch
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Cook for 5 minutes
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Cool it down
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MAKE THE PASTRIES
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After 20 minutes roll out dough until it is 1/8'' thick and at least 9x12 inches. Work quickly and don't let the dough heat too much. If it ends up smaller just change the overall measurements.
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Cut the dough into thirds making a bunch of 3x4'' rectangles.
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Add a tablespoon of jam filling or the amount you like to every other piece of dough.
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Brush the edges of the rectangles with egg. Then seal egg wash to egg wash two pieces of dough creating a pastry pouch.
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Once all the pastries are filled poke through the first layer of each a few times with a fork so the puff and don't explode.
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Put pastry in the oven on parchment paper or silpat in a sheet pan.
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Lower oven temp to 375 and bake 30 minutes until browned to your liking.
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MAKE TOPPING
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Add sugar into bowl and start mixer on medium low
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Add cream until it becomes a glaze that isn't too thin
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FINISH TARTS
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Once these are out of the oven work quickly. Going too slow and you topping glaze wont melt enough and the sprinkles won't stick.
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Once they're out cover with a spoonful of icing and then add sprinkles.
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Let cool for a few minutes to not burn your mouth and enjoy!