Now that school is back in session I’m trying my best to stay on top of things early. Babygirl is always hungry after school. So, today I thought ahead and prepared something special and sweet that did not take a lot of time.
Yesterday I stopped at the farmer’s market and grabbed a bag full of peaches. Gosh, these are the sweetest peaches! Perfect for cobbler – one of my favorite desserts. But, with the first day of school in mind, I decided to make some quick peachy treats for the little ones.
First I made some peach “apple” sauce. So much better than store bought pouches – only one ingredient! Just steam, puree, then pouch it up yourself. I use the Infantino Squeeze Station and love it.
I had leftover puree and decided to try something different. Homemade Pop Tarts. This was entirely impromptu and turned out perfect. I had a store bought pie crust in the fridge. I regularly make my own crust and you can find that recipe on my “Auntie’s Apple Pie” blogpost: https://ofgraceandgravity.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/aunties-apple-pie/ . But for the sake of time (and ingredients) I went with the already prepared crust.
Puffed pastry would also work beautifully, giving a more pillowy crust. And any pureed fruit can be substituted just fine.
- Cut the pie crust into 8 sections.
- Spoon some pureed fruit on top of 4 of the sections, staying away from the edges.
- Seal each pastry with the remaining 4 sections, using a milk wash along the edges to press and seal together.
- Use a fork to crimp the edges.
- Brush milk on top of each tart then sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
I added some icing on top by whisking the liquid from the peaches I steamed earlier (about 1/2 cup) and powdered sugar (about 2 cups). Then drizzled that on top. You could use milk to thicken it up more and food coloring to make it interesting. But I stuck with quick, easy, and what I had on hand.