If there’s one thing I love, it’s a make-ahead dessert or breakfast! These apple pie poptarts that you can make for Thanksgiving morning or even dessert are so good and easy to make!
What makes apple pie poptarts so special?
Well, don’t even get me started! I’m using my mom’s apple pie recipe but tweaking it a little to make poptarts. The great thing about poptarts is that you can freeze them and then thaw them, add the glaze, or even just some powdered sugar when you are serving them. I suppose you could freeze a whole pie, but I never do!
What’s the difference between just regular apple pie and poptarts?
I cook the apples in the butter and sugar, letting them get very soft before baking them. They bake for less time than an entire pie, so this step is essential if you want a filling where the apples are fully cooked.
homemade pie crust or store-bought is fine
apples (I always use whatever I have or a combination)
white and dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar is fine too)
a few cubes of bread
*Powdered sugar and more butter
*You’ll need a little more butter, powdered sugar to make a brown butter glaze, and then a sprinkle of Turbinado sugar.
What’s the difference between light and dark brown sugar?
The amount of molasses in light and brown sugar is the main difference, with dark having more. They are mostly interchangeable. This article from Bon Appetit explains it.Print
Easy Apple Pie Poptarts that You Can Make Ahead!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 store-bought package of pie dough
- Four apples, peeled and diced small
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Four small cubes of bread and butter
- Egg for egg wash
- Butter, powdered sugar, and Turbinado sugar for the glaze.
- Combine the apples, sugars, salt, and cinnamon and cook until soft over low heat, stirring often.
- Roll out the prepared pie dough and cut it into equal rectangles. I measured them 4” x 5”
- Make an egg wash, brush on each side at the edge, and fill the center of one side with 1/4 of the apple mixture.
- Before adding the top piece of dough, place a small piece of butter and a small cube of bread. Then add the top and, using a fork, crimp the edges. Brush with the egg wash.
- Bake in a 400º oven for 15 minutes on a pan lined with parchment paper,
- Remove and allow to cool.
- Make a simple brown butter glaze with butter and powdered sugar.
- Glaze each pop tart and sprinkle a little Turbinado sugar. Enjoy
Keywords: apple pie, pop tarts, dessert, breakfast, Thanksgiving
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