Prickly Pear Pop-Tarts

Prickly Pear Pop-Tarts are a delicious way to get your morning started. I mean who doesn’t love a good sugar rush in the morning?!

With my continued desire to make tasty food out of a spiny little cactus fruit, I decided to go further down the breakfast snack route. Going from Toaster Strudel to Pop-Tarts seemed like a no-brainer. Plus given how tasty peanut butter and prickly pear jelly sandwiches are I thought a pop-tart version would be just as good! If peanut butter isn’t your schtick, only use jelly! They are freaking delicious that way too!! Enjoy!

Prickly Pear Pop-Tarts
Prickly Pear Pop-Tarts
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Prickly Pear Pop-Tarts

Another delicious prickly pear pastry!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Pastry, Poptart, Prickly Pear
Servings: 10 Pop-tarts
Author: Sophie May

Ingredients

Poptart and Filling

  • Prickly Pear Jelly
  • 2 Uncooked Pie Crusts (1 box) I used the Pillsbury one's in the oven ready, refrigerated section
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Pam

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 T powdered sugar
  • 2 T heavy cream
  • 1 T honey

Colored Sprinkles

  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1-5 drops food coloring any color; I did 4 different colors

Icing

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 C powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 4 T salted butter extremely melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F

Pop-tart Crust

  • Lay your pie crusts on a sheet of parchment paper and roll them out to ~1/8 in.
  • Cut the edges to make rectangles.
  • Using the leftover dough, you can roll out and create more surface area for pop-tarts. I don't like to waste any.
  • Cut equal rectangles (~3x5 in).

Peanut Butter Filling

  • Mix ingredients together.

Fill Pop-Tarts

  • Grease 2 cookie sheets. I use Pam.
  • Place half of your pie crust rectangles on the cookie sheets. These will be your "bottoms".
  • Fill a quart sized Ziploc bag with the peanut butter filling. Fill another quart sized bag with prickly pear jelly.
  • Move the mixture to one corner. The jelly might need a little kneading to break it up a bit and make it more smooth.
  • Cut a small hole in one of the corners of each bag (you can make it bigger if needed, but start small).
  • On the "bottom" rectangles, squeeze thin strips of prickly pear jelly and peanut butter filling, leaving ~1/4-1/2 inch of room from the edge. Rotating prickly pear jelly and peanut butter filling in lines.
  • Brush beaten egg around the edges.
  • Poke holes in the remaining "top" rectangle pie crusts left with a fork.
  • Layer the "top" piece over the filling.
  • Using a fork, crimp the edges together to ensure the filling is sealed in.
  • Brush tops with remaining egg wash.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Colored Sprinkles

  • While pop-tarts are baking, put the sugar and 1 drop of desired food coloring color of choice into a tight seal container and shake until fully incorporated.
  • Add more drops for a darker color. Set Aside.

Icing

  • Mix all the ingredients together. Set Aside.

Assembly

  • Let pop-tarts cool (~15 min).
  • Spread icing on top of the pop-tart.
  • Sprinkle the colored sugar crystals on top.
  • Enjoy!

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