Scratch this item off your grocery list -- these DIY breakfast tarts are even better than what you can buy in the store! Customize this yummy breakfast recipe with your favorite flavor of jam or jelly.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Breakfast Tarts

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  • For pastry, in a large bowl* stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir beaten egg into flour mixture. Using the 2 to 4 tablespoons milk, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the milk over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the milk at a time, until flour mixture is moistened. Gather flour mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together. Divide pastry in half; form halves into balls. If desired, cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to use.

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten one pastry ball. Roll pastry into a 9x8-inch rectangle, trimming as necessary to form straight edges. Cut in half lengthwise to form two 9x4-inch rectangles; cut each in thirds crosswise to form three 4x3-inch rectangles. Repeat with the remaining pastry ball (you should have twelve 4x3-inch rectangles total).

  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of the jam onto each of six pastry rectangles; spread to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Moisten edges with additional milk and top with the remaining pastry rectangles; press edges together with a fork to seal. Using a floured spatula, transfer filled pastries to a baking sheet. Brush tops with additional milk; prick with the fork.

  • Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until tarts are golden. Transfer to a wire rack; cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle with Vanilla Icing; serve warm.

*Tip:

If you prefer, use a food processor to prepare the pastry. In a food processor combine flour, sugar, salt, butter, and egg. Cover and process with on/off pulses until mixture is crumbly. Using the 2 to 4 tablespoons milk, add 1 tablespoon of the milk to food processor; cover and process with on/off pulses. Repeat adding milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulsing until flour mixture forms a smooth ball. Remove from processor. Divide pastry in half; form halves into balls. If desired, cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts (Breakfast Tarts)

496 calories; 24 g total fat; 15 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 421 mg sodium. 89 mg potassium; 64 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 32 g sugar; 5 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 776 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 74 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 35 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Vanilla Icing

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  • In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon milk, and the vanilla. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach drizzling consistency.

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Reviews (6)

36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 1 stars
02/20/2018
While I haven't made these, I'm fairly certain they would taste better than Pop Tarts. I am completely not a fan of Pop Tarts and did not buy them for my sons nor will I ever buy them for my grandchildren!! However, look on the nutritional label of Pop Tarts and you'll find they are actually healthier than these! PT Calories: 200; these: 496 - PT fat 5 (sat fat 2) ; these: 24 (sat fat 15)- PT sugar 17; these 32. You get the picture!!
Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2017
Sounded good to make your own from scratch until I saw the calories & fat grams in these. On a Weight Watchers program where I have 30 points a day, these weigh in at a whopping 23 points a piece! No thanks!u
Rating: Unrated
04/26/2018
In the video of this recipe it says to cook 9 minutes. In the written recipe it says to coo 17 to 20 minutes, which is it? Very confusing.
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05/17/2017
The video shows to bake for 9 minutes, but the directions say bake 17-20 minutes. Which is correct?
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07/09/2015
Hi, I'm Colleen from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen staff. You certainly can freeze these pastries. Wrap them well and freeze up to 2 months. I wouldn't use your toaster to reheat, though (might make a mess if they leaked). I would use your regular oven or a toaster oven. Or just thaw and eat on the go. Either way, they are delicious.
Rating: Unrated
07/01/2015
Being single, can these be frozen and heated up in the microwave?
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