Pop-Tarts and Apples, That’s Swell
This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.*
Once all the kids are off to their various schools, it is just me and Miles at home. Some days we are busy doing errands, going places, but many days we have nothing pressing to attend to and our day stretches out before us ripe with possibility.
You know what we do on those days? We lounge around in our pajamas. And we bake. And we eat. And we play with toys (him). And we read the NY Times (me).
We start with second breakfast. Not to be confused with second dinner which is what we have after we get home from late night baseball games. Second dinner is not nearly as much fun since it usually involves a bit of crying and a lot of whining, sometimes even from the kids.
Second breakfast is the thumbs up of a good day. Some people might call it brunch, but second breakfast sounds so much more fun, doesn’t it?
When BlogHer asked me if I wanted to participate in campaign with Pop-Tarts and make up a recipe, I immediately thought of our second breakfast days. What could we use Pop-Tarts to make? I have to admit that this was a challenge. The inherent beauty of the Pop-Tart is ease of which it can be prepared and eaten on the go. I needed to think outside the box. I needed to peruse the Pop-Tart aisle at the grocery store for inspiration. And that is when I came up with this idea.
8″ pie plate
1 refrigerated pie crust
1 can apple pie filling
1/2 cup fresh cranberries (optional)*
3 packages Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts
*I thought the cranberries were a fabulous idea. To give a little tartness to balance out the sweet. Some of my kids did not agree and picked them out. So, unless your kids love tart cranberries, or you are going to serve this to adults, you might want to leave them out.
Unroll your refrigerated pie crust and place it in the bottom of an 8″ pie plate.
Open the can of pie filling and dump it into the crust.
Add the fresh cranberries.
Taste the crumbled Pop-Tarts to make sure they taste good. Taste again– just to be sure.
Cover the apple/cranberry filling with the crumbled Pop-Tarts mixture.
Once the top is covered with the Pop-Tarts mixture, it is ready to go in the oven.
Cover with tinfoil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove tin foil and bake for an additional 10minutes or until the crust turns a golden brown.
Let cool and then serve!
You’ll soon be licking your fingers and making second breakfast a tradition at your house.
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*I was compensated for my time. The stories, photos, experiences, and opinions are mine.
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