Updated: Oct 13, 2020
It's really starting to feel like springtime, and for me, that means it's lemon dessert season. On that note, I have seen a lot of people talk about the lemon curd that Trader Joe's sells and thought it was time to give it a try! What better way to try the lemon curd, than with a homemade lemon curd pop-tart? Here's a recipe for how I made it:
Ingredients for the dough:
- 1 1/4 cups flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tbs white sugar
-1/4 cup cold water
-1/2 cup cold butter cubed
Ingredients for the icing:
-3/4 cups powdered sugar (add until consistency is how you like)
-1/2 tbs milk
-1/4 tsp vanilla
-1 tbs lemon juice
-Zest of 1/2 lemon
Ingredients for the filling:
-Trader Joe's Lemon Curd
-Egg wash to hold the pop tart together, and to brown the top
Steps to make:
1. Starting with the dough, combine your ingredients into a bowl and mix until it comes together.
2. Once done mixing, sprinkle a flat surface with flour to roll out your dough. The extra flour will make sure that the dough is smooth and doesn't stick.
3. Roll out your dough until about 1/8 inch thick and slice into even rectangles (ours were about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide). This recipe will make about 12 rectangles, or 6 pop tarts.
4. Once the dough is cut, place your bottom layer of dough onto a baking pan and egg wash the dough. Add your filling, while leaving about a quarter inch of space from the outside of the pop tart. Egg wash your top layer of pop tart and place the egg washed surface down, so that the pop tart holds together.
5. Once both layers are on, krimp your edges with a fork for that classic pop-tart look and to keep the filling contained.
6. Bake them for 18-22 minutes at 350 degrees.
7. Once they're in the oven, it's time to make the icing. Pour all your ingredients in a bowl and whisk until the icing is fairly thick. Adding more powdered sugar will thicken it up. The zest really adds to the flavor here.
8. Once the pop tarts are cooked, let them rest for 10 minutes and add your icing! Enjoy them!
Extra: We added sprinkles to make them really look fun and springy!
To see a video of me making these pop tarts, you can click here.