The Savory Sitter: Pocket Pop Tarts


by Jan 11th, 2011 // Desserts, Recipes, Snacks

The Savory Sitter: Pocket Pop Tarts

The Savory Sitter: Pocket Pop Tarts

Hi! Heather The Savory Sitter here, bringing you another babysitter-friendly recipe idea. If your sitter is anything like me, she probably grew up eating Pop Tarts as an after school snack. (It’s sort of embarrassing to admit considering how sugary and processed they are!)  Pop Tarts are fun kid food, but they don’t have to come from a box. It’s pretty easy to replicate that tart-like taste using whole foods. It’s much more fun too.

The Savory Sitter: Pocket Pop Tarts

All you’ll need to do is leave your sitter with some good frozen pie dough from a place like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Be sure to look at the ingredients to make sure there’s no junk in there. We used a wide mouthed glass to cut out round tops and bottoms for the pies. After doing all the circle cutting, the kids can fill them up with yummy fillings like Nutella or preserves.

The Savory Sitter: Pocket Pop Tarts

The key is to roll the pie crust nice and thin before cutting out the circles and to seal up the edges with a fork to keep the filling where it should be – on the inside of the tart! The result is a delicious, flaky, after-school treat. So much more satisfying than putting a boxed Pop Tart in the toaster oven. It’s such a great baby sitter friendly snack activity. Now for the recipe…

Pocket Pop Tarts Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 30 minutes


frozen pie crust dough, both sheets thawed
4 tablespoons strawberry perserves
4 tablespoons Nutella
egg glaze (1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water)

Preheat the oven to 35o degrees. Roll the pie crust out on a clean lightly floured work surface.  Using a round cup or cookie cutter or glass (approx 3 to 4 inches in diameter), cut circles out of the crust and place on a cookie sheet lined with Silpat. Continue to cut circles out of crust until you have eight circles. Place a tablespoon of Nutella or jam into the center of four pie crust circle. Using your clean fingers rub egg glaze around the perimeter of pie crust circles. (This will seal the pastries closed). Place the remaining circles on top of the prepared circles and press down the edges with a fork to seal. Using skewers or toothpicks poke holes in the top of tarts. Place in middle rack of oven and bake for 3o minutes until tops are golden. Let cool and enjoy!

The Savory Sitter: Pocket Pop Tarts

handheld pop tarts

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