Who didn’t love pop tarts as a kid?
Well . . . me, for starters. 🙂 Dry pastry, overly sweet and simultaneously flavorless icing, and a faux-berry filling? I wonder why.
Now. Don’t mistake me. I’m not knocking all pop tarts. Those pumpkin pie pop tarts they have around Thanksgiving time? Legit. Don’t even need to toast them. And just try sticking to that single tart serving size.
For these homemade toaster pastries, I wanted a blackberry-packed filling, flakey shortcrust, and a light lemony icing to jazz it all up. This buttery shortcrust does not get soggy and holds up for portable snacking. (I use it all the time for galettes!) Plus purple sprinkles make me happy. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Don’t agonize over trying to cut out perfect rectangles for your pastries. Any shape or size will do! You could even make mini toaster pastries for sharing at a brunch. I think the lemon icing perfectly complements the blackberry mash, but if you’re not a lemon person, you could easily substitute the lemon juice and zest for milk and add a drop of vanilla extract.
Enjoy! Oh! And don’t worry. You will still have trouble sticking to a one pastry serving size. David and I ate six out of eight within the first 24 hours. #sorrynotsorry
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