Homemade Brown Sugar Orange Pop Tarts frosted with Brown Sugar and Orange Creamsicle Glaze. Orange Brown Sugar Pop Tarts are better than any store-bought Pop Tarts. These are Zesty, refreshing, sweet, and oh-so Orange-y!
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These Brown Sugar Orange Pop Tarts have a filling of Brown Sugar & Orange Zest and it is stuffed between two thin layers of an Orange Juice and Orange Zest dough. These Brown Sugar Orange Pop Tarts are actually a unique take on the classic Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. However, here it's made with the ever-special; Orange Brown Sugar combination!
These Homemade Brown Sugar Orange Pop-Tarts are crispy, crusty and so tasty. They have a wonderful Brown Sugar and Orange flavor to it. I have topped these with some more Orange Zest and Coarse Sugar on top. They are seriously good 🙂
I love Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. In my family, we always have a pack of it. My kids love it. It's that perfect snack or breakfast recipe which my kids love to indulge in. However, what could be better than cooking up these cute Pop Tarts at home!
My kids love Citrus recipes. So, everything Orange and Lemon is a must-make recipe in our house-hold. So, today, I baked these Brown Sugar Orange Pop Tarts. This is my first ever attempt at baking Pop Tarts at home. So, forgive my mistakes! However, I think these turned out to be pretty darn good! No, these are seriously good! They are pretty close to our all-time favorite Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pop Tarts. However, with this little fruity twist, I think they taste even better.
Pop Tarts have a wonderful crispy and buttery crust on top, which is complemented with the brown sugar Orange creamsicle glaze. The glaze on top is made with Brown Sugar, Orange Juice, Orange Zest, and some Heavy Cream. I have topped my Pop Tarts with some extra Orange Zest on top, just so that it has that wonderful Orange flavor and is not all sugary!
How to make Brown Sugar Orange Pop Tarts
Making these Orange Pop Tarts is actually really easy. First, you start by making the filling. For the filling, you mix Brown Sugar, with some Whole Wheat flour, Orange Zest, and some Melted Butter. Mix all of these ingredients nicely.
If you want, you can pulse them in the food processor as well. The idea is to make Orange Sugar and you can get that by extracting the flavorful orange zest oil into your sugar.
You can do that by using your hands to really mix in the zest with the sugar or a Food Processor will do it instantly!
About the Dough
To make the Dough of these Pop Tarts, You will have to mix cold butter with the flour. The trick to getting flaky Pop Tarts which are nicely crispy and buttery on the outside is to get a Pop Tart which is made with Cold Butter.
So, use Cold butter and mix it with the flour. You can use a food processor to mix these together. However, I did it with my hands. Just rub the butter and flour between your fingers so that the heat from your hands melts the butter and it gets mixed with the flour. The better the flour mixes with the butter, the flakier your Pop Tarts will be! This can be done with just AP Flour. However, I added just a little bit of Whole Wheat Flour as well because that combines with butter better and makes your Pop Tarts soft and crusty.
I also added some Orange Juice and Chilled water for making my dough. Chilled Water helps to make the dough quickly and orange juice is obviously just for the flavor. I also added some Orange Zest to the dough to flavor it!
After this, you will have to roll out your Dough. So generously dust the surface with flour and roll the dough. The dough should be thin. So, roll-roll-roll until you get a thinly rolled dough ready.
Use a Pastry Cutter, to cut out the extra edges of the Dough and make a rectangle for yourself. Now, make small 3-inch marks on it and cut small rectangles.
Take some filling and place it on one of the rectangles. Take some Egg wash and brush the edges with it. Top it with another rectangle and seal it with your fingers.
Finally, use a fork to make designs on your Pop Tarts. Also, poke small holes on top of the Pop Tarts and place them in a covered Baking tray. You will need to chill the Pop Tarts. Put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes and then pop them in the oven for baking.
Before Baking Pop Tarts 🙂
Bake your Pop Tarts at 180 C or 350 F for 15-20 minutes. If your Tarts have some filling coming out of them while they are baking don't panic. It's probably because they haven't been sealed properly. Nevertheless, it won't spread all over and it won't hamper the glaze.
Baked Pop Tarts 🙂
About the Glaze
To make the Brown Sugar Orange Creamsicle Glaze, in a mixing bowl, mix some Brown Sugar with Orange Zest, Orange Juice, and of course some heavy cream. You can whisk it all together and spoon it over the baked Pop Tarts.
However, be sure to spoon the glaze only when your Pop Tarts have cooled down. Allow them to chill and top with some more Orange zest.
How do you like these Pop Tarts?
I think I loved these Pop Tarts. They are different than the classic variety and have a wonderful Orange and Brown Sugar taste to it. If you want, you can also spice it with some Cardamom Powder. Cardamom and Orange work wonderfully and shall help enhance the flavors of your Pop Tarts.
How to store these Pop Tarts?
You can store these in an air-tight container for 2-3 days. If you are freezing these then you will not be able to defrost it later as that will melt all the frosting.
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Brown Sugar Orange Pop Tarts
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
- 2 tablespoon Butter melted
- 1 tablespoon Wheat Flour
For the Dough
- 2 Cup AP Flour
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ Cup Cold Butter
- 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
- ½ Cup Orange Juice
For the Frosting
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
- ¼ Cup Orange Juice
- ½ Cup Heavy Cream
- 2 tablespoon Coarse Sugar to sprinkle on top
- Line a Baking tray and Pre-heat your Oven to 400 F or 200 C
To make the Filling
- Mix Brown Sugar, wheat flour, Orange Zest, Melted Butter nicely and keep aside.
To make the Dough
- In another medium-sized bowl, mix flour, wheat flour with some cold butter cubes. Use your hands or Food Processor to mix the butter with the flour so that you get a crumbly mixture.
- Next add the Orange zest, Orange juice, and some Cold Water and start kneading a dough. Do not over-knead your dough. Just try to bring everything together into a ball. Add water as per your needs.
- Flour the surface and roll out your Dough with approximately 0.3 cm thickness.
- Use a Party Cutter or a Butter knife to cut out a rectangle. Now measure out 3 by 3 and cut out small squares from the rectangular dough.
- Pick them out carefully and add the filling which you've prepared on one-half of the squares. Brush the sides with the Egg wash and cover it up with another square dough. Use your fingers to seal the sides. Finally, make a pattern using a fork and also puncture the top of the Pop Tarts with the Fork.
- Keep the Pop Tarts in the Baking tray and pop them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Cover and freeze them. After that, get then out and pop them in the oven for 20 minutes or until they are done.
- Cool them uncovered at room temperature for about 1 hour and top with the Brown Sugar Orange Creamsicle Glaze
For the Glaze
- In a mixing bowl, mix brown sugar, Orange Zest, Orange Juice, and some Heavy cream. Mix until you get a smooth and thick glaze.
- Don't over knead your Pop Tart dough.
- Use cold water as per your need. The trick to knowing that your dough is ready is when it stops sticking to your fingers. Try to bring it all together using water.
- If your Dough is too wet add some flour.
- Add as much filling as you wish to because that's the heart of your Pop Tarts and it needs to be filled perfectly.
- It's not important that the shape of the Pop Tarts should be perfect. It can be irregular in shape.
- Don't forget to chill the Pop Tarts before you put them for baking
- The frosting can be customized as per your wish. I made this because I love this combination. You can customize it as per your choice.