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Vegan Ginger Pear Pop Tarts | Perfect for a festive holiday breakfast!

Ginger Pear Pop Tarts

  • Author: Deborah Murphy
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 4 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked, Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

The recipe for these ginger pear pop tarts is a delicious spin on your favorite childhood breakfast. Buy pie crust from the store and these are simple to whip up!


Ingredients

For the Pop Tarts:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (or dried ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 (9 inch) pie crusts
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted

For the Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 34 pieces crystalized ginger, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a medium-size saucepan. Add the pear, water, ginger, and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and cook until pear has softened and sauce has formed. Turn off the heat a set aside.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Spread a little flour onto your counter and add one of the pie crusts. Cut into 4 rectangles. (Mine were about 3″ x 4″). Arrange 4 rectangles onto a baking sheet. Top each sheet with 2 tablespoons of the pear filling. Brush edges of the crust with the vegan butter and then lay the top crust over. Use a fork to seal the filling inside.
  5. Repeat with the second pie crust. Roll out the scraps and you should be able to shape enough dough to make 2 more pop tarts.
  6. When pop tarts are assembled, poke holes in the top with a fork to allow steam to escape. Brush the tops with the rest of the vegan butter.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
  8. Bake pop tarts for 22-24 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  9. When the pop tarts are completely cool, make the frosting by stirring together the powdered sugar, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla with a whisk. Divide evenly between the pop tarts. Sprinkle ginger over top. Allow frosting to set, about 1 hour.