Blueberry Lemon Pop Tarts

Blueberry Lemon Pop Tarts

The top three childhood foods have to be Mac and Cheese, Fruit Loops and of course, Pop Tarts. Honestly, these foods still make frequent guest star appearances in my life. Pop Tarts are just a tried and true staple that is there for you in times of need. Its that best friend you can count on in any situation. Did I just call Pop Tarts my best friend? I guess I did and you know what? I am not ashamed. A girl could do worse. And in that case, I’m giving my best friend a little make over. Blueberry Lemon Pop Tarts anyone?

Crust:
2 c. Flour
1 Egg
1/3 c. Sugar
1 Stick and 2 tbl. Butter
1 1/2 tsp. Salt

Filling:
1 1/2 c. Blueberries
1/4 c. Water
1/3 c. Sugar
1 1/2 tbl. Flour
1/2 tbl. lemon Zest
Pinch of Salt

Begin by making the crust. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Blend in butter until the mixture forms small crumbles, then add the egg. Once the dough is formed, place in the refrigerator and chill.

Next step is to make the filling. Place blueberries, water, sugar, lemon zest, and salt in a small sauce pan, simmer on medium heat. When the blueberries begin to break down, and soften add the flour to thicken the mixture. Once the filling has thickened and the blueberries have completely softened, take it off the heat and refrigerate.

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Once the blueberry filling has cooled, remove the filling and crust from the fridge. Roll out the dough and cut it into eighteen, 4×3 rectangles. Place half of the rectangles on a parchment lined baking sheet and spoon blueberry filling in the middle of each rectangle. Place another dough rectangle on top and crimp closed.
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Bake at 350 degrees for fifteen minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Allow the Pop Tarts to cool completely until adding the icing. Combine confectioners sugar, water and food dye together and pour on top of the Pop Tarts. And don’t forget the sprinkles!

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