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Pumpkin Butter Pop Tarts

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Ingredients

for the pop tarts

for the cinnamon icing

Instructions

to make the dough

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and salt. Cut butter into small cubes, then work butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender or large forks, until it resembles a corse meal.
  2. Pour in heavy cream and 2 tablespoons ice water, then mix everything together using your hands. Work quickly as to not melt the butter. If dough is too dry, add in another tablespoon of water. Form dough into 2 equal sized disks and wrap each with plastic wrap. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour, but up to 2 days.

to assemble the pop tarts

  1. Remove one of the doughs from the fridge. Place a large piece of saran wrap over a work surface, then sprinkle flour over it. Flour a rolling pin. Working quickly, roll the dough out into a 10″x13″ rectangle.
  2. Using a ruler and a long knife, cut your dough into a perfect 9″x12″ rectangle. Then, cut your rectangle into 9 equal pieces, each 3″x4″.
  3. Lift a corner of the saran wrap up off of your surface to help gently release the 3″x4″ rectangles from their place. Transfer to a large, parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each rectangle. Once all 9 rectangles are moved onto the baking sheet, place the sheet in the freezer while you repeat the rolling & cutting process with the second half of the dough.
  4. Once all of your dough is cut, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Brush the edges of each of your 9 pop tart bases with a heavy cream wash (this will help the dough to stick together).
  6. Spoon a rounded tablespoon of pumpkin butter into the center of each pop tart base. Spread it slightly, but not too close to the edges.
  7. Place the remaining dough over the filling of the pop tart. Press down on the edges slightly to seal the dough together. Then, using a fork, create indentations around the entire pop tart.
  8. Brush the remaining heavy cream wash over the pop tarts, then use your fork to create 4-5 airholes on the top. Bake for 30 minutes, then allow to cool completely.

make the cinnamon icing

  1. Once the pop tarts are baked, it’s time to frost! Whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and heavy cream. Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds to get the mixture more liquified. Spread the icing over the pop tarts, then sprinkle with pumpkin seeds!