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Mixed Berry Pop-Tarts with Lime Frosting

Anyone else feel a wave of nostalgia from time to time when it comes to breakfast? It hit me HARD last week as my husband and I were talking about our favorite foods from childhood. One of my go-to breakfasts (before I studied nutrition) was a good old pop-tart! I still eat them from time-to-time, but I used to bring them with me as breakfast when I was in high school.

I am a huge advocate for eating a well-balanced diet, where all foods can fit, including a pop-tart! My favorite flavor was a toss-up between the cherry and brown sugar, but I didn't have either of those ingredients at home, so mixed berry it was! You can make this recipe with any fruit you have, just make sure you cook it down enough so it isn't watery. The time will differ based on the fruit you choose.


I chose to use frozen fruit for these since I had stocked my pantry with frozen essentials to prevent too much food waste during this time, but fresh fruit works as well. As for the frosting--you can use pretty much any liquid to flavor it depending on what you're going for! Let me know your favorite flavor combo down below and Enjoy!


Mixed Berry Pop-Tarts with Lime Frosting



Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients


Filling

  • 2 cups berries

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp lime juice

Dough

  • 1 stick butter, cubed

  • 1 1/4 cups flour

  • 1/2 tbsp sugar

  • Pinch salt

  • 1/4 cup cold water

Frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • Zest of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. To make the dough: combine flour, butter and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles graham cracker crumbs. Slowly add in water while processing, adding just enough for the dough to come together. Pour the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle. Wrap in plastic and chill for 45 minutes.

  2. To make the filling: combine berries, honey and 1 tsp lime juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking until mixture has reduced by half and thickened, about 20 minutes.

  3. To make the frosting: whisk together powdered sugar, remaining lime juice, milk and zest. Chill until ready to use.

  4. To assemble to pop-tarts: Preheat your oven to 375F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough until it is approximately 1/4" thick.

  5. Cut into 8-12 even rectangles, depending on how large you want your pop-tarts to be.

  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place half of your rectangles at least 1 inch apart.

  7. Place your filling in the center of each rectangle, leaving 1/4" between the filling and the edge of the pastry. Place a second rectangle on top of each, using a fork to seal the edges. Use your fork to pierce the top of each to allow steam to escape during baking. Optional: brush the top of each with an egg wash.

  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

  9. Let cool completely before frosting. Enjoy!

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