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Strawberry Pop Tarts

Strawberry Pop-Tarts are made with flakey pie crust,  strawberry jam filling, and a sweet glaze to top it off. This recipe is easy to make and a huge hit with everyone!

Strawberry Pop Tarts were my absolute favorite snack growing up! My parents were rather strict when it came to food so they always got us the ones at Trader Joes, but even those were so delicious! I got the idea on my run this morning, yes I was thinking about food and running, haha! It just popped in my head and I couldn’t get the idea out so I knew it was time to give these a try! 

I had premade pie crust in the freezer for some time now, I think Trader Joe’s brand pie crust is the best tasting. I used both sheets up for these Strawberry Pop Tarts. There is a lot of steps in this recipe however its fairly simple to make. You can eat these pop tarts warm, so dang delish, or room temp! The kids and I have already gobbled up 3 of the six that were made today! Hubby will definitely help himself to a few tonight too when we Netflix and chill! 

Never buy a store-bought pop tart again, there are so easy to make and taste so much better!!!

 Strawberry pop tarts

Recipe Steps

As I said, there are quite a few steps. Sometimes seeing that can overwhelm you, I totally get it! However, the steps are so easy here are a few pictures for guidance! 

  1. Start with a floured surface, roll out your pie dough, and trim off edges with a knife or pizza cutter.  
  2. Cut each pie crust into three strips, you will have a total of six. Add a spoonful of your strawberry jam mixture to one side of each strip. 
  3. Brush edges with egg. 
  4. Fold the top of the strip over. 
  5. Using a fork crimp edges together on all 4 sides. 

 

Love baked goodies, also try Easy Sugar Cookies + Glaze, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Monster Rice Krispies Treats

Yield: 6

Strawberry Pop Tarts

Strawberry Pop Tarts

Strawberry Pop-Tarts are made with flakey pie crust,  strawberry jam filling, and a sweet glaze to top it off. This recipe is easy to make and a huge hit with everyone!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 whole refrigerated pre-made pie crusts 
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam ( any fruit spread will work)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot (can sub corn starch)
  • 1 egg

Icing

  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 4 tsp water (or more as needed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk, one egg set aside. In another small bowl mix together your jam and arrowroot set aside.
  3. On a floured workspace slightly roll out your pie crust.
  4. With a pizza cutter or knife trim off round edges. Divide the crust evenly into three strips. Do this for your other pie crust too.
  5. Spoon about 1 1/2 tbsp of jam on one end of each strip. Brush the edges with egg and fold the dry end over.
  6. Using a fork crimp the edges together on all four sides. Repeat for all pop tarts.
  7. Transfer pop tarts to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 22-25 minutes or until edges are slightly golden, let cool.
  8. Whisk together powder sugar and water to create your icing glaze. Spoon over icing over pop tarts and immediately pour on your sprinkles before icing sets.
  9. Serve them warm or at room temperature, both are delicious! Enjoy

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is a bright and fresh salad full of crunchy vegetables in every bite. Take it with you to a BBQ or serve it at home, this pasta salad goes with everything. 

greek orzo pasta salad

This Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is one of those recipes you can serve with a lot of different dishes. We love it with our favorite grilled steak or chicken, and also on its own. 

I have had orzo in my pantry for months, it’s one of those kinds of pasta I don’t use often but I should. Orzo tastes just like pasta, and it’s so easy to work with. Earlier this week I made it to Costco to get groceries it was a nightmare thanks to all the panic shopping going on because of COVID-19. I got lots of fresh produce and a big thing of feta crumbles, yum! I had everything on had to create this delicious Greek Orzo Pasta Salad!

Can I take this moment to do a little bragging? Okay! Both my kids thought Greek Orzo Pasta Salad was delicious!! They usually do not love dishes with diced raw onion, but no complaining this time, yay!

This Pasta Salad is perfect for lunch, dinner, a bbq, and even a gathering! Enjoy friends!

Love easy side dishes also try, Healthier Hawaiian Macaroni SaladBeet, and Goat Cheese Salad + Golden Balsamic DressingInstant Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, and Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.

Yield: 3-4

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is a bright and fresh salad full of crunchy vegetables in every bite. Take it with you to a BBQ or serve it at home, this pasta salad goes with everything. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo, dry
  • 2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2/3 cup cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles
  • 3 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 black olives, diced

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook orzo till al dente. Drain and run under cold water till completely cooled.
  2. Combine orzo, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, olives, and onion in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, dried oregano, and red wine vinegar. Whisk till combined.
  4. Pour over the salad and stir.
  5. Fold in the feta.
  6. Taste, season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve garnishes like fresh dill or parsley and lemon wedges.

Notes

If you like more feta or onion you can always taste and adjust to your preference.