These maple glaze pumpkin poptarts will level up your brunch game. Filled with all the autumn flavors fit for a pumpkin spice enthusiast. These easy to make poptarts come together in a matter of minutes and are perfect for a sweet treat or a holiday spread.
Do you love poptarts? Are you a pumpkin spice lover? I remember my first pop tart ever. Believe it or not, I didn’t have my first taste of one until I was 20 years old. I spit up the courage to go against what my parents had taught me about processed foods and got a pack.
I remember taking my first bite, hmmm these are pretty tasty. But I think I could make them better. So I started making homemade poptarts. Let me tell you homemade poptarts are even more delicious then store-bought!
In remembrance of my favorite little sweet treats. I wanted to create a pumpkin spice queens dream into a cute little poptart. That had all the classic tastes of pumpkin spice and maple.
Where Does Pumpkin Spice Come From?
Have you ever wondered how the pumpkin spice came to be? For many years I wondered where this phenomenon came from. Being the history junkie that I am. I decided to dig into the history of pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin spice flavor has been around for thousands of years. People have been using it in their cooking and baking for centuries, which may come as a surprise to some.
Pumpkin spice was first documented in Ancient Greece around 1000BC. In the present, we see an abundance amount of pumpkin spice everything during Autumn. Just like us, the Ancient Greek citizens enjoyed the flavor as well. They used the flavor in baking, soups and drinks alike. One of the common uses of pumpkin spice was to add it into a drink known as”pumpkin soup.” This soup consisted of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Word spread from chef to chef, citizen to people. Eventually made its way out of Greece. Eventually it made it to the Americas.
From there pumpkin spice only grew in popularity. Eventually it became the staple flavor for pumpkin pie, which in turn gained popularity as the official flavor of the autumn season.
Today, people from all walks of life have embraced the trend and enjoy adding pumpkin spice to their favorite foods and drinks. It’s one of the most popular flavors on the market to date. Anywhere you turn in the fall you will discover endless ways that pumpkin spice is used.
I fall under this movement as well. There is nothing better then the pumpkin spice flavor. It add a sense of warmth and coziness to any dish, dessert and drink.
How to make these easy to make maple glazed pumpkin poptarts?
These poptarts are so effortless to make. To start off pick up a pre-made pie crust from the frozen aisle. This will cut your prep time in half. There is no shame in the pre-made game. The night before using the crust, leave it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
When you decide to make these, you’ll add into a medium bowl; canned pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix until smooth, then set aside.
Then you’ll roll out the down into a rectangular shape, and cut it into 8 smaller rectangular shapes. Then dollop the pumpkin mixture on the center of one pie crust piece, and then place another pie crust piece over it. Press down on the edges and using a fork crimp down the edges. Repeat for the remaining poptarts.
Bake in the over at 375F, for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown. Then mix together the glaze ingredients. When the poptarts have cooled off, spoon glaze over them. Wait for the glaze to harden.
Then you are ready to enjoy! They can be enjoyed on a brunch spread, cozy evening get togethers, as Sunday breakfast and so much more.
Maple Glaze Pumpkin Poptarts
Preheat over to 375F degrees. In a medium bowl combine canned pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix until smooth, then set aside.
Place pie crust onto a floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll crust into a thin rectangle.
Then cut into 8 even rectangles.
Place pie crusts on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon a large dollop of pumpkin mixture into the center of it. Leave enough room to crimp the edges.
Top with another pie crust and press down the edges. Using a fork, crimp the edges by placing the tip of the fork about 1/2 inch over the edge of the poptart. Repeat these steps for the remaining pie crust pieces.
Bake in the oven for about 9-11 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, maple syrup and milk. Mix until smooth. Then drizzle over the tops of the poptarts.
Wait until everything has set and harden. Then you are ready to enjoy these easy to make autumn poptarts. They are prefect for brunch spreads, get togethers and as a sweet treat to yourself. Enjoy!