Here we go again. No, you’re not having a deja vu. It really is a new pop tart recipe – what can I say, I’ve been on something of a pop tart roll lately. If you haven’t checked them out yet, take a peek at the wonderful s’mores pop tarts and triple chocolate pop tarts. So. Good.
Now, I’m usually not a huge fan of pink – in fact, when I was younger, I used to refuse to wear anything pink. (Fun times.) But I really love these pretty, vibrant pink raspberry glazed gluten free pop tarts.
Raspberry Glazed Gluten Free Pop Tarts With naturally dyed vibrant pink frosting, these raspberry glazed gluten free pop tarts are as pretty as they are delicious! Plus, they’re super easy to make.
Course Dessert Cuisine Gluten Free Keyword gluten free pie crust, gluten free pop tarts, homemade pop tarts, how to make pop tarts, raspberry pop tarts Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Chilling Time 1 hour Total Time 45 minutes Servings 8 pop tarts Ingredients
For pie crust: 1 cup cold water 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 cups (250 g) plain gluten free flour blend (I've used a simple store-bought blend of rice, potato and maize flour with no added xanthan gum) 1/2 cup (50 g) coconut flour 1 tsp xanthan gum 2 tbsp (25 g) white sugar 1 3/4 sticks (200 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into ~1/2 inch cubes For raspberry filling: ~8 tbsp raspberry jam 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tbsp cornstarch (optional, it will thicken the filling slightly) For raspberry frosting: 1/2 cup (60 g) fresh or frozen raspberries 1/2 cup (63 g) powdered sugar 1 tsp lemon juice 1 - 2 tbsp water (if the frosting is too thick) You will also need: 1 egg, lightly beaten for egg wash sprinkles of choice for decoration Instructions
For pie crust: In a cup, mix together cold water and apple cider vinegar, and place them into the freezer until needed. Sift together the gluten free flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar. Add the butter and toss it in the flour until all butter pieces are covered with it. Using your hands, pinch together the butter pieces and flour until you get a mix of fine pea-sized pieces and larger thumb-sized pieces. Add the ice cold water-vinegar mixture, 2 tbsp at a time, and mix the pie dough with a fork until it comes together. You will need 14 – 16 tbsp of water. The dough at the end should be slightly more damp/wet than typical pie crust because gluten free flour tends to absorb more moisture during baking, so we want to counteract that. Shape the pie dough roughly into a rectangle (if needed, knead it slightly – but don't overwork it!), wrap it into cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. For raspberry jam filling: Mix the raspberry jam, lemon juice and cornstarch (optional) together until everything is evenly distributed. Assembling and baking the pop tarts: Pre-heat the oven to 355 ºF (180 ºC) and line a baking sheet with baking/greaseproof paper. Roll out the chilled pie dough about 3 mm thick, and cut out 3 x 4 inch rectangles. You should get 16 rectangles (makes 8 pop tarts). Egg wash the edges of half of the rectangles and spoon a heaped tablespoon of the raspberry jam filling into the centre of each one. Spread the filling slightly, but leave at least 3/4 inch room around the edge. Prick the centres of the other 8 rectangles with a toothpick. Place these rectangles over the filling, seal the edges with your fingers and "crimp" the edges with a fork. Bake the pop tarts in the pre-heated oven at 355 ºF (180 ºC) for 20 - 22 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.