Fresh Strawberry Pop Tart Pops

I saw these on Pinterest  a long time ago and followed many links to this blog Caplan Miller.    I made these for my boyfriend as a Valentine’s Day gift with help from my lovely friend Shelby!  I changed their recipe up a bit and made them vegan so I could eat them too.(I’ve been saving this post for a rainy day if you couldn’t tell by it being 2 months after February) I thought they were very cute and I love home-baked treats for a V-day gifts.  I hope you enjoy them as well.

What you will need:

  • 1 Cup fresh strawberries, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 Teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 Package prepared pie crusts
  • Cake pop sticks or popsicle sticks

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • Sprinkles to decorate

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract in small pot.  Heat on stove over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Unroll pie crusts and slice into 2″x 2″ rectangles. (If you want to make a full-sized pop tart pastry, cut the pie crust to 4”x4”)

Place cake pop stick on one cut crust rectangles.  Add small amount (around a teaspoon) of cooled strawberry filling in center of pie square, be sure to keep it away from the edges. Gently lay a second crust rectangle over  strawberry filling, cake pop stick, and bottom crust rectangle. Press rectangle’s together with a fork to create a design that looks like a pie pressed together.

Place pops on baking sheet to bake in oven for 8-10 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

 

 

 

 

To make glaze, combine powdered sugar, soy milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. (You can add food coloring if you would like) We placed our pops on a piece of wax paper for easy clean up and used a small basting brush  to spread glaze over the pops to get an even coating.  Decorate with sprinkles or however you would like.  Allow pops to cool before eating.

We lifted our pops off of the wax paper too quickly and they had not fully cooled so they fell off of the sticks.  You can serve them without stick for bite sized pop tarts or make them larger as well!

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