I don't want to toot my own horn here. But. I'm a genius.
Ok, ok, so I ripped this idea off of the good folks at Kellogg's. So sue me.
Actually they probably could…
On second thought I just want everyone to know that this recipe was inspired by Kellogg's Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts. They came up with the idea, I just made the homemade version.
Whew. That was a close one. Emma narrowly avoids jail time once again.
I feel a little guilty about it.
But don't worry-there is a harder way. If you are a glutton for punishment. I'm only a glutton for homemade pop tarts (turns out). But I'll share the difficult way-but first the easy way out:
For the crust: buy premade puff pastry. It's in the freezer section. Any brand, I like Pepperridge Farm (they did not give me any money to say that;)
For the filling: 3/4 cup canned pumpkin, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, 1/8 teaspoon all spice.
For the glaze: 1/3 cup softened cream cheese, 2-3 tablespoons cream or milk (I used milk) and 3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar.
The puff pastry I bought came in two sheets. Using a pizza cutter, cut out 12 rectangles from the puff pastry sheets. Place six of the rectangles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Combine all the filling ingredients, place a heaping spoonful in the middle of each rectangle.
While those are baking, combined (very) softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and whisk to create the glaze.
That's a command.
Easy right? So if you feel that was just too easy, well darling you can always make your own puff pastry first. That's right, you can make your own instead of buying it-and I hear it's pretty labor intensive so you can feel pretty proud while filling your face with these pop tarts.
You can see how Annie of Annie's Eats makes puff pastry-and then apple turnovers!
Or you see how the Brown Eye Baker does it-and then makes her own pop tarts:)
Happy baking! xo. Emma