Vegan Strawberry Pop-Tarts

 I LOVE pop tarts! Love them. Over the years I have tried several variations of dough and filling. I settled on this dough because the little bit of extra butter gives them a nice flakey crust, somewhere between a pop tart, and a toaster strudel. If you don't like strawberries then I'm baffled, but its your pop tart, so fill it with any flavor jam you like.  You can fill them with nut butter, maple butter, sweet vegan cream cheese....anything you want! 

I LOVE pop tarts! Love them. Over the years I have tried several variations of dough and filling. I settled on this dough because the little bit of extra butter gives them a nice flakey crust, somewhere between a pop tart, and a toaster strudel. If you don't like strawberries then I'm baffled, but its your pop tart, so fill it with any flavor jam you like.  You can fill them with nut butter, maple butter, sweet vegan cream cheese....anything you want! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 3 tablespoons Strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add both cups of flour, butter, and salt to a food processor and pulse until well combined.
  3. Add in the water, one tablespoon at a time until a soft dough has formed. 
  4. Roll the dough out on a flour dusted, smooth surface to a 1/8 of an inch thick rectangle. You can trim up the edges with a sharp knife, and save the scrap dough. 
  5. Once the dough is trimmed and even, cut 3 inch by 5 inch rectangles from the dough, give or take. Be sure when you are calculating how many you can cut, to have a even number. Each pop tart needs 2 rectangles. Roll out any scrap dough and repeat the process.
  6. Scoop a teaspoon of strawberry jam onto a rectangle, and smear it around a bit in the middle, carefully to not get too close to the edges. ( this is where you are allowed to laugh at my careless smearing in the above picture..and notice in the next picture how that jam oozed out the sides when I pressed the edges of dough together....the whole do as I say, not as I do thing absolutely applies here)
  7. Top the jam covered piece of dough with another rectangle of dough, and use a fork to press, and seal the edges. 
  8. Place pop tarts on a parchment lined baking sheet, or lightly spray one with cooking oil and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. While pop tarts are baking, mix together the powdered sugar with 1 teaspoon of jam and 1/2 teaspoon of water. If it is too thin you can add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it back up. You want a spreadable consistency.
  10. Once pop tarts have cooled a bit, spread the icing and serve.

Yields 8 pop tarts.