Galentine's Day Pop Tarts
ALL MY SINGLE LADIES, RISE UPPPPPP!!! Valentine's Day is less than a week away, but WHO NEEDS A BF/GF WHEN YOU HAVE FRIENDS? Just kidding, all my friends are dating people so I'll be hanging out with my best friends, Pinot Grigio and Netflix ✌🏼
If I WERE to hang out with friends, I'd totally share these mixed berry poptarts topped with a pretty pink glaze! They're super easy to make although the filling can get a little messy. Check out the recipe below (shoutout to Broma Bakery for the dough recipe)!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pea-sized squares
- Egg wash (1 egg beaten with some water)
- 1 bag frozen mixed berries
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 drops red food coloring
- Make your dough ahead of time by combining flour, sugar, salt, and butter until your mix looks a little coarse and clumpy (recipes typically say it should look like sand). Add the water little by little. Use a fork to mix and then your hand to form an actual ball. You don't want the dough to get too warm or the butter will melt and it'll be a mess.
- Divide the dough into two, wrap in saran wrap, and let it chill in the fridge. The dough recipe I followed said to chill for 2 hours or overnight. I chose the overnight option and let the dough warm up a little bit before trying to roll it out in order to avoid any breakage.
- For the filling, just add all the ingredients together. If you're taking the berries right out of the freezer, you'll need to let them sit and thaw a bit for the juices to come out. Get your egg wash ready, and start assembling!
- Roll out the dough with a little bit of flour on your table to avoid sticking and try to roll it out pretty thinly. If your dough gets too warm, put it back in the fridge for a few minutes between each batch! I sucked at rolling it out into an actual rectangle so I took my biscuit cutter to get dough rounds instead of trying to cut actual pop tart shapes.
- Place the pastry onto parchment paper on a baking sheet and spoon your filling. Make sure you drain some of the juices or your baking sheet is going to look like a mess and everything will burn! Place the berries sans the majority of the juice right into the middle, place another round on top, and use a fork to press down the sides to seal your pop tart.
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Poke some air holes into your pop tarts with your fork, and then brush them with egg wash. Bake for 30 minutes and then let them cool on top of a wire rack.
- As your pop tarts are baking, place all your glaze ingredients into a bowl and mix together with a spatula. Add 1 drop of red food coloring and then one more if it's not the pink color you're looking for.
- After the pop tarts have cooled, spread the glaze on top with the spatula and then throw some red sprinkles on top for a little more color!
The final result are buttery pastries with just the right amount of sweetness and gooeyness!