Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Written by Emily

If you have some apples hanging around like we do (like, 21 pounds), make these. I swear – this takes a much lower skill level than pie and is surprisingly simple. I have posted before, using different flavor preserves or Nutella.  This time, though, I used fresh thinly sliced apples instead of preserves. AMAZING. Seriously – do this. You don’t even need to peel the apples.  This is inspired by a recipe posted on the site 100 Days of Real Food and the whole wheat pastry crust is from that recipe. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Slice the apples on a mandolin – I put it on the highest setting (I didn’t want super paper thin). Toss them with 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (or however much of each you would like).
  3. In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt to mix. Add the cold butter and pulse until a fine crumb forms. Add water while mixing until a dough appears and it comes away from the sides.
  4. Form dough into a ball and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes while you prepare your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Once dough is chilled, turn out onto lightly floured surface and roll a rectangle about 1/4 inch thin. Using a knife, cut the dough into rectangles in desired size.
  6. Pile the apple slices into the square (about 1/2 inch thick) and cover with another square of dough, sealing the edges with a fork.
  7. Place the pop tarts on a parchment-lined baking sheet and pierce the tops a few times with the fork to let them vent. Bake at 375 on the middle rack for about 20-25 minutes until they start to brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. When cool, prepare the vanilla glaze by combining all of the ingredients in the recipe above and lightly glaze the pastries. If you prefer not to glaze them, simple sprinkle with some sugar before baking. They will keep in an airtight container for two days or you can freeze them and take them out one at a time. They are so good! And while not awesome for you, they are whole wheat and low sugar, so you can ignore the fat right?

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