Poptarts-on-a-Stick

poptartpopsAgain 300x214 Poptart Pops & an Interview with Bakerella

**Picture from Bakerella**

 

FOR THE TWO-BITE POPTARTS

1 c. fresh cherries, pitted and diced

3 T. sugar

2 T. cornstarch

2 T. water

1/2 tsp. almond extract

1 pkg. prepared pie crusts

 

FOR THE POPS

wooden popsicle sticks

 

FOR THE GLAZE

1 c. powdered sugar

1-2 T. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla food coloring and sprinkles (optional)

 

***Preheat oven to 400 degrees***

 

1.  In a small saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract. Heat on stove over medium heat until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.

2.  Unroll pie crusts and using a pizza cutter to slice them into 1 1/2″x 2″ rectangles (I used a ruler to measure mine into equal sizes.  Just use a butter knife to score your pie crust before cutting).

3.  Place a wooden popsicle stick on top of one of the cut rectangles, then spoon a small amount (about 1 1/2 tsp.) of cooled cherry filling into the center of the pie square, taking care not to get it near the edges.

4.  Gently lay a second rectangle over the top of the cherry filling.  Press the edges of the rectangles together with a fork.  Transfer to a baking sheet.  Bake poptart pops for 8-10 minutes, or just until the edges begin to brown.

5.  In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to make glaze.  Tint with food coloring, if desired.  Spoon over cooled poptart pops, sprinkle with colored sugar, and allow to the glaze to harden slightly before serving. Enjoy!

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