These homemade toaster pastries are the perfect, portable breakfast and can be customized with whatever filling you desire.
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Do you remember the cream cheese pie dough we used to make these Kolaczki Cookies? Well, it turns out the dough also makes AMAZING toaster pastries, or homemade pop-tarts.
The cream cheese keeps the dough super moist and tender during baking and imparts a tart flavor that balances perfectly with jam filling.
You don't have to limit yourself to just jam, though. These toaster pastries are delicious with an endless list of fillings.
Pastry Filling Options
- Ricotta Cheese sweetened with sugar or honey
- Peanut Butter
- Scrambled Eggs
- Browned sausage and shredded cheese
- Sliced Strawberries
Can I Freeze the Pastry Dough?
Absolutely! This dough freezes perfectly and will keep for up to three months. When you're ready to make the toaster pastries, thaw the dough in your fridge overnight or at room temperature for a couple hours.
Rolling out the dough is easier and will be flakier when baked if it is still cold. You can even chill the assembled toaster pastries before baking to help them hold their shape and be even flakier.
Can I Freeze the Baked Pastries?
Again, absolutely! If you're going to freeze your homemade toaster pastries, I would not top them with the powdered sugar glaze.
Once the toaster pastries are baked, allow them to cook completely on a wire rack. You can either place the whole sheet pan in the freezer until the pastries are frozen. Then, transfer them to a gallon size freezer bag. Squeeze out any excess air when you seal the bag.
Alternatively, you can wrap each toaster pastry in parchment paper or wax paper and stack in a freezer bag. Place in the freezer being careful that the bag isn't squished in the freezer.
Either way, the pastries will last in the freezer for up to two months. When you're ready to reheat your pastries, bake from frozen in a 350 degree oven or toaster oven for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
If your pastries don't have a glaze, you can even reheat them in a regular toaster.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Apple and Carrot Morning Glory Muffins
- Everything Bagel and Lox Spread
- Applesauce Banana Bread
- Cherry Chia Banana Smoothie
Homemade Toaster Pastries Recipe
- 2 sticks (1 cup) Butter, softened
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- 1 jar Jam of choice
- 1 egg, beaten
- In stand mixer or in a bowl with hand mixer, beat together butter and cream cheese until fully combined.
- Add vanilla extract and blend until incorporated
- Scrape sides of bowl and add flour and salt.
- Carefully combine until just mixed in, scraping bowl as needed.
- Scrape dough out of bowl onto a floured surface. Form dough into two discs.
- Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.
- When ready to roll out and bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lightly flour your surface and prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
- Roll out each disc to ¼-1/8th inch thick. Try to roll in a square or rectangle shape.
- Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 3x4 inch rectangles, about the size of a playing cards.
- Place half of the rectangles on baking sheets with at least an inch between each piece.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of jam or other filling in the center of the dough.
- Place the remaining dough pieces on top and use a fork to press and seal all edges.
- Brush the beaten egg wash lightly on top of each pastry.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Optional Glaze: Mix ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. milk and ½ tsp. vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Place in a pastry bag or ziploc bag. Cut the tip of the bag and drizzle on toaster pastries
These toaster pastries can be filled with a variety of fillings from prepared or homemade jam to nutella or sweetened ricotta cheese.
To freeze, allow the toaster pastries to cool completely. Wrap pastries in parchment paper or wax paper individually and stack in a gallon size freezer bag. Pastries will last for up to two months.
To reheat, toast in toaster oven or oven 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Do not put in toaster if they are already topped with glaze.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g