Homemade Toaster Pastry

Yield: 4 to 6 servings (8 tarts)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup blueberry or strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Colored sugar, optional

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the jam and cornstarch mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook stirring for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Lay 1 sheet of pastry on a board and cut it into 4 equal strips. Put a heaping teaspoon of cooled jam in the middle of the upper part of the dough and fold over the bottom part. Seal the edges with a bit of water and crimp with a fork. Arrange the pastries on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the other pastry sheet. Bake until golden about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pastries from oven and allow them to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and whisk in, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice at a time, to make a thick icing consistency. Drizzle the icing over the pastries and sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired. Allow the icing to set for about 30 minutes. Enjoy at room temperature.