Sponsored Post: Pumpkin Butter “Pop-Tarts”

by Irvin on September 19, 2016 · 8 comments

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These fun to make (and eat) Pumpkin Butter “Pop-Tarts” are the perfect Autumnal treat for breakfast or just a snack!

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Pop-Tarts are fun to make and eat!

I’m not ready for Fall. Mostly because it has been unreasonably cold here in San Francisco all Summer long and I want that sort of over-the-top oppressive heat that feels like a blanket you can’t crawl out from under. It sounds strange, but I never had the change to experience it this summer, not once, not even in our road trip (which, I guess, makes sense as we eventually drove up to Canada and then took a cruise to Alaska, the exact opposite direction of where a hot muggy summer day would be). (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Pop-Tarts are fun to make and eat!

But still. Even though Summer is clearly over, with my partner AJ and I home from our road trip and settled back in and returning to our every day routine, I’m still in slight denial. But I can’t put off the Fall anymore, especially when I see the explosion of pumpkin and pumpkin spice everything, everywhere. So with that in mind, I headed into the kitchen and decided to embrace it. The result, Maple Pumpkin Butter Pop-Tarts, pretty much is the first of many Fall baked goods I see myself whipping up.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Pop-Tarts are fun to make and eat!

The thing about pop-tarts is that I kind of hated them growing up. I know others loved them so much but I found them really bland and overly sweet. A one-dimensional treats that certainly appealed to my sense of childhood nostalgia. But once I took a bite of them, it would be definitely disappoint. These homemade version are a whole different experience though! The flaky crust, a vanilla icing and a non-traditional filling bursting with autumnal flavor does not disappoint. These are the pop-tarts that I always wanted when I was a kid. And with a single bite, I accepted that Fall was here. And somehow, I’m OK with that. Especially if it involves more Fall baking and more pumpkin butter pop-tarts.

I’m partnering with Sprouts Farmers Market to create recipes like these Maple Pumpkin Butter Pop-Tarts using Sprouts products. I was compensated for this post but all opinions above are my own.


Homemade Pumpkin Butter Pop-Tarts are fun to make and eat!
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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way September 20, 2016 at 5:04 am

Your pop-tarts look delicious — I’m thinking more lunch instead of breakfast. How do you think a savory filling would do and what type of a topping would you put on it? I’m thinking pizza style but you wouldn’t but a sweet topping on it. Hmmm! I’m going to have to ponder on this. I can think of lots of delicious fillings for sweet. Can’t wait to try the pumpkin! Have a great day!

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Irvin September 22, 2016 at 11:42 pm

Yep! You can totally go savory. Just don’t add the frosting on top. Check out my Brie and Ham pop tart recipe that I made last year if you want an example! I used mustard in the crust to give it a little zip!

But if you want to do pizza flavor, I’d add 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce, some shredded mozzarella and a few pepperoni slices. That would be awesome.

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aariyan September 21, 2016 at 8:06 am

This looks wonderful love it

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Kartik @ Bakeology 101 September 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

These could be amazing with fig butter and goat cheese to make it savory?

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Irvin September 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm

I like your thinking! Yes you can totally make these savory as well. Fig and goat cheese would be an awesome combination.

And if you have a chance, you should also check out my ham and brie pop tart recipe. It’s a great savory pop-tart version.

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Yar | OfRecipes Philippines September 28, 2016 at 1:38 am

These look fantastic! Do you think I can skip making the pastry and use store-bought puff pastry for a quicker version?

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Irvin September 30, 2016 at 3:04 am

Hi Yar. I’ve not tried it with store bought puff pastry but I think it would work. Frozen pie crust might be another option. I haven’t tried it with either to be honest. But if you do make it with puff pastry let me know how it turns out!

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