I have been wanting to try to make homemade toaster pastries ever since I saw them in the book, The Homemade Pantry: 100 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making. It’s actually not too hard to make them. All you need is a basic pie crust recipe and whatever fillings you want to put inside the pastries.
I had Nutella, Strawberry and Grape Jam on hand, so that is what we used today. Even though my 5-year-old’s first reaction to the homemade toaster pastries was, “These don’t taste like the ones we get at the grocery store,” he still liked the Nutella ones a lot. I liked the Strawberry ones.
How To Make Homemade Toaster Pastries
What You Will Need:
- Your Basic Pie Crust (made ahead of time so it has time to refrigerate at least 2 hours)
- 1 Egg
- 1 T. water
- Pastry Filling (Jam, Nutella, Whatever You Think Will Taste Good!)
- Optional: Powdered Sugar
- Beat the egg with the water to make an “egg wash” and set aside.
- Roll out your pie crust dough until it is a thin rectangle shape. Trim the uneven edges from the large rectangle, then cut the big rectangle into smaller rectangles. Mine were about 4 inches by 2.5 inches, but your pastries can be as big or small as you want to make them.
- Use a pastry brush to brush a small amount of the egg wash onto one of the small rectangles.
- Spread 1 T. of filling on the rectangle, then cover the filling layer with another small rectangle. Brush the top with the egg wash.
- Seal the top rectangle to the bottom rectangle by pressing along the edges all the way around with a fork. Poke a few holes in the top layer with a fork.
Repeat Steps 3-5 until all the small rectangles have been made into pastries.
Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until pastries are golden brown on top. Allow to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
What would you use to fill YOUR Homemade Toaster Pastries? Let me know what sounds delicious to you in the comments.