Ok, to their more of a “turn over” than a pop tart, but pop tarts are just such a fun breakfast food that I these deserve that title, anyway!
I was in a bit of a bind when Christmas came out of nowhere this year, and I had offered to contribute a dish to a family full of cooks. Christmas eve is no time to brave the grocery store, so I used some things sandwich essentials I had in the refrigerator, along with some pre-made pie crust that I like to keep in the freezer. With this, I put together with what has now become my new favorite hand held meal!
It was so easy to make, that I didn’t even know how to take photos of the short process, so I drew it out instead!
Some great things about these ham & cheese pop tarts:
- it takes nearly no time to make, for a ton of people
- instead of baking them right away, you can freeze the pocket and thaw/ bake it on a later and lazier cooking day
- you can add lot of things other than just ham and cheese. (examples: mushrooms, peas, bacon, macaroni!!)
To make about 15 of them, you’ll need these things
*You’ll also need a baking sheet and some parchment paper, but I forgot to add that doodle. Ooops!
Now, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and follow the instructions on how to make some pop tarts:
grate the cheese, dice the ham, and roll out the doughCut the dough into rectangles. Pile some ham and cheese in the middle of one rectangle of dough, then stack another rectangle on top of it.Seal the pop tart by pressing along the edges with the tip of a fork.
Separate the yolk from the egg, and lightly brush the egg white on top of the pop tart. (It’ll give it a nice glossy toasted look in the end.)
Place the pop tarts on a parchment lined baking sheet, and put them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve them with a little whole grain mustard and pat yourself on the back because you’re totally a baker, now!