Baklava Pop Tarts with Maple Icing

Baklava Pop Tarts | figsandfeta.comThis year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Kellogg Pop Tart. To join in the celebration, I thought how fun would it be to create a homemade pop tart. Then, I thought it would be fun to “Greek-ify” it by creating a Baklava flavored pop tart. And then, I thought it would be fun to create a Greek-ified Baklava flavored pop tart with lots of icing on the top, simply because I’m a sucker for frosting and icing. And so, the homemade Baklava Pop Tart with Maple Icing was born.

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I did not grow up with Kellogg’s Pop Tarts for breakfast. It wasn’t until sometime in high school that a friend introduced me to the warm and flakey toaster treat. They tasted so delicious with that flavorful warm center and the candy coated frosting on the outside. And how easy to prepare! Just pop them in the toaster and in a minute your sweet tooth is satisfied. After indulging in a package of 2 pop-tarts, I often felt as if I wanted just a little more filling and a lot more icing. So inevitably while creating these simple to make Baklava Pop Tarts I made sure to load them up with nutty cinnamon filling and top them with a thick layer of sugary maple icing.

If you like to prepare pie dough from scratch go for it. Use your favorite recipe and run with it. For this version I am keeping it simple and quick by using prepared pie dough. One package will yield eight pop tarts, plus some extra dough that will turn out two or three more.

Baklava Pop Tarts | figsandfeta.comI’m a sucker for the flavor of maple; donuts, candy… you name it. The maple icing on these homemade Baklava Pop Tarts is a perfect accompaniment to the nutty, cinnamon flavored filling. These are quick and easy to prepare. Bake them while you are eating dinner and they will be warm and ready to eat by the time the dishes are cleared from the table.

Baklava Pop Tarts
Serves 8
The taste of Baklava in a pop tart!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
For the Pop Tarts
  1. 1 box prepared pie dough, thawed and at room temperature
  2. 1-cup walnuts (plus some extra for topping)
  3. 1-tablespoon sugar
  4. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  5. ½ teaspoon allspice
  6. 1-teaspoon maple syrup
  7. 1 egg for egg wash
For the Icing
  1. 1-cup confectioner’s sugar
  2. 3-4 tablespoons maple sugar
Instructions
  1. Toss walnuts into mini-prep food processor and process until fine.
  2. In a small bowl combine finely chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and 1-teaspoon maple syrup. This will create a thick paste.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In another small bowl prepare egg wash by combining 1 egg with a little water. Set aside.
  5. Carefully unroll prepared pie dough on a well-flowered surface. With a rolling pin, spread dough until it is the size of a large rounded rectangle.
  6. Cut the sides, top and bottom to create a large rectangle. Then cut in half horizontally, and then vertically to create 8 small rectangular pieces.
  7. Place the pieces on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  8. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the walnut mixture onto each rectangle. Flatten evenly with a knife keeping the filling toward the center of the rectangle.
  9. Brush the perimeter with the egg wash.
  10. Roll out the other piece of dough and repeat the process so that you have another 8 rectangles.
  11. Place a rectangle on the top of the rectangle with the filling.
  12. Gently push down the sides with your finger and then with the prongs of a fork.
  13. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
  14. Prepare the icing by mixing together the confectioner’s sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl.
  15. Allow pop tarts to cool for 2-4 minutes before applying the icing.
  16. After frosting the pop tarts, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and enjoy!
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 DIRECTIONS:

Toss walnuts into mini-prep food processor and process until fine. In a small bowl combine finely chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and 1-teaspoon maple syrup. This will create a thick paste. Set aside.

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In a small bowl prepare egg wash by combining 1 egg with a little water. Set aside.

Carefully unroll prepared pie dough on a well-flowered surface. With a rolling pin, spread dough until it is the size of a large rounded rectangle. Cut the sides, top and bottom to create a large rectangle. Then cut in half horizontally, and then vertically to create 8 small rectangular pieces. Place the pieces on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.

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Scoop 1 tablespoon of the walnut mixture onto each rectangle. Flatten evenly with a knife keeping the filling toward the center of the rectangle. Brush the perimeter with the egg wash. Roll out he other piece of dough and repeat the process so that you have another 8 rectangles. Place a piece of dough on the top of each piece with the filling.

Baklava Pop Tarts | figsandfeta.com Baklava Pop Tarts | figsandfeta.com Baklava Pop Tarts | figsandfeta.comGently push down the sides with your finger and then with the prongs of a fork.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Prepare the icing by mixing together the confectioner’s sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl.

Remove pop tarts and allow to cool for 2-4 minutes before applying the icing. After frosting the pop tarts, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and enjoy!

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©2014-2015 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.

Recipe and photos by Alexandra Salidas Roll of Figs & Feta, LLC.  Please do not reprint this recipe without permission.  If you would like to feature this recipe on your blog or site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link your post to this one as the original source.  Thank you!

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