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Vegan Cherry Pop Tarts and Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2010


It’s Christmas!

If you have a little spare time on your hands (ha – I wish!), why not whip up a batch of these cherry pop tarts? Don’t be fooled, though. These aren’t like the pop tarts you find in stores – but trust me, that’s a good thing. The pastry has a wonderful flavour and is the right level of crumbly. They’re also totally customizable to your taste – you can use any filling you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 T sunflower (or any vegetable) oil
  • 1.5 T soymilk mixed with 1/4 t fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 T water
  • Pinch salt
  • Big pinch raw sugar
  • Black cherry jam (or any other filling that you like)

I adapted the pastry from this recipe.

  1. In a bowl, mix together the flours, salt, sugar and baking powder. In a small cup whisk together the lemon-soy mixture with the oil and pour this into the flour mixture.
  2. Mix gently with a fork (and, if necessary, with your hands) until it comes together into a ball. If the dough is too dry, add the water (extra if needed, but very little).
  3. Roll dough into a ball and chill for an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  5. Roll the chilled though to your desired thickness (I would recommend rolling it quite thin). Cut out rectangles to form your pop tarts.
  6. Spread a little jam onto one of the rectangles, leaving a bit of space around the edges. Do not over fill them as the pop tarts will leak during baking if you do! Place another same-sized rectangle of pastry on top and crimp the edges well with a fork.
  7. Bake on cookie sheets lined with parchment/baking paper for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  8. Cool on the trays. Makes 1 large or 3 mini pop tarts.

Cue a cheesy Christmas song to play while you bake!

From ingredients…

…to pop tarts! I wonder what flavour I should try next – I’m thinking nutella pop tarts?!

And I’m sure that you’ll find something to do with any leftover pastry 😉

Have very merry, safe and happy Christmas!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2010 1:20 am

    ooh!
    They look wonderful- and lucky for me, I have all the ingredients 🙂

  2. January 12, 2011 9:58 am

    Yes please. I’ll take them all.
    My mom never let us have pop tarts… probably for our own good, but this looks fab.
    Thanks!

  3. January 14, 2011 3:22 am

    We made these last weekend. We did like the overall product but we think we might use a thinner crust next time. It was really hard to get the dough to roll out thin enough as it was so tight. In addition, it was really hard to get enough of the filling inside to make a good flavor. I think we are going to tweet this recipe a bit but overall it is a good starting point. Thanks.

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