Four years! It feels like the time is going by faster and faster and it's hard to believe that this blog is four years old. A celebration calls for a sweet treat. Since my first anniversary of baking a teeny cake, I have opted for simpler fare the last two years. This year is no exception. With all of my kitchen supplies residing in storage, I needed a something simple that could be done with limited supplies. Homemade pop tarts have been all over the blogosphere for a long time. I've even made them before. To make my life as easy as possible, I went with store bought pie dough, but I encourage you to use homemade if you have the time. A sprinkle of sea salt on the inside of the tarts balance out the sweetness of the Nutella and sprinkle of sugar on top. Cheers to another year of food blogging. I am looking forward to more fun to come.
Cut the dough into rectangles, fill with Nutella and sprinkle with sea salt
Seal the edges, brush the tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar
Fresh from the oven
Nutella Pop Tarts
(From all over the web really, but these are based on a previous recipe from a few years ago)
Makes 6 3-inch pop tarts
*Note: I had a lot of pie dough scraps left over. Use them up by making cinnamon sugar cigars!
2 9-inch pie crusts
1/4 cup Nutella (or more as necessary)
Flaky sea salt for sprinkling
1 egg lightly beaten for egg wash
Sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Unroll the dough and cut into 12 3-inch by 2-inch rectangles. Place 1 teaspoon of Nutella in the center of 6 of the rectangles. Sprinkle the each Nutella-filled rectangle with a bit of sea salt.
Dab a bit of the egg wash around the edges of each Nutella-filled rectangles and cover with an unfilled rectangles. Use a fork to seal the edges and also to poke holes in the top of the pastry for steam to escape.
Brush the tops of each pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the sugar has caramelized a bit.
While the pop tarts are cooling, heat the remaining Nutella in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until it has a liquid consistency. Use a fork or spoon to drizzle the warmed Nutella over the pastries. Serve slightly warm.