Strawberry Mega Kiwi Pop Tarts
Fun desserts are happening for Mega Kiwi this week! I introduced my 3 year old to pop tarts for the first time this morning. It went about as you'd expect it to - - he LOVED licking the frosting and eating the pop tarts faster than I could frost them!
As a mom on the go, these are a great recipe because they are made with frozen pie crusts. I like to make the filling from scratch to bypass all the extra sugars found in store bought jellies.
1 Mega Kiwi
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP honey
powder sugar (frosting)
sprinkles if desired
Set pie crusts out to Thaw. While that is thawing make the filling.
To make the filling, cut up some fresh strawberries and peel and dice the Mega Kiwi. Add them into a pot with the honey and sugar. Simmer for about 30 minutes and mash up Mega Kiwi and strawberries as they are cooking. Let stand about 10 minutes to cool. You want to simmer and then let the filling sit for enough time to let it thicken. While the filling is cooling, start preparing your egg. Beat an egg and put into a bowl and get your brush ready. When the crusts are thawed mash them together and roll into 1/4 inches thick, and cut out evenly sized rectangles. Next, brush on some of the beaten egg onto the sides of each rectangle. Pour some filling into the middle of half of the dough rectangles. Put the rectangles together with the egg side touching. Use a fork to press down on all sides and add a few pokes in the center.
Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 10-12 min or until you see the sides start to lightly brown. Take out of the oven and let the pop tart cool before adding the frosting (these are just as good without the frosting! I do it for the joy of my kiddo). To make the frosting, simply add a bit of milk to a bowl and gradually add powered sugar until you have the consistency you like. Top with sprinkles and let the frosting harden. Delicious homemade pop tarts!