It’s not like these are exactly “Pop Tarts”, the crust is not crispy, they are a bit floppy, the filling isn’t neatly tucked inside, the icing goes to the edges and gets all over ones fingers, they’re even thinner, but they are- EASY. Oh and delicious. And not sopped with a ton of preservatives. And inexpensive. I have seen homemade “Pop Tarts” flaunted around the blogishere and even bookmarked a few recipes myself but me oh my, the labor involved with mixing, rolling, and cutting that crust. All that work to make eight? Pishaw. Is not the whole point of a “Pop Tart” instant gratification, I-don’t-feel-like-making-breakfast-so-why-not-let-Kelloggs-do-it-for-me? So in good ole Robin Sue fashion, I simplified the entire process and came out with a “Pop Tart” that makes my children swoon. That is good enough for me.
Look at that, jam and icing all the way to the edges, the way it should be. Freeze on trays for about 30 minutes or until the icing is hard. While you are waiting, toast up a few to eat now. That’s the instant gratification part.
Transfer tarts to a zip top bag and store in the freezer. When ready to eat, pop these into your toaster oven and toast for about 2-3 minutes or until icing just starts to bubble on the edges. If you overcook these, the icing will bubble off and make a mess all over your toaster oven. These are not for regular toasters, only toaster ovens or ovens, that’s the downside I guess.
Jam for “Pop Tarts”
1 pound bag of frozen fruit- I used TJ’s berry medley
1/4- 1/3 cup sugar -depending on fruit you use, not too sweet if using icing
3 T. corn starch
1/4 cup water
juice of 1/2 lime
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, cook and stir all the jam ingredients until thickened. Very thickened. Simmer about 7-10 minutes. I like minve thick. Use an immersion blender to puree the fruit mixture, this makes it easier to spread. Cool slightly before spreading 1/2 cup evenly over each of the three Lavash breads. Top with a second piece of Lavash. Then spread each with icing. Recipe below.
Note- you can use your favorite purchased jam to make this even faster. You will need 1 1/2 cups.
Icing for “Pop Tarts”
3 cups powdered sugar
6 t. light karo syrup
6 t. milk
1 t. vanilla
2 t. lime juice- optional but good, replace with milk
zest of one lime- optional but good
Mix all together. Mixture will be thick and shiny. If too thick for spreading add a few drops of milk at a time. Do not get it too thin or it will not set up. Once it is spread over the Lavash, cut each Tart into 8 pieces using a pizza cutter and freeze on trays. When ready to eat one, toast in toaster oven for about 2-3 minutes, or until edges start to bubble slightly.
Makes: 24, mmm hmm 24. 8? Pishaw.
Note- I have also made these without icing them and stored in a sealed container on my counter. My kids would toast them and then spread the icing on them while warm from the oven. Either way.