Cherry Pop Tarts


Yields 4-5 tarts


12 oz or 1 1/2 lbs cherries, pitted and finely chopped  

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 package pre-made pie crusts

Goat cheese, optional

1 egg, beaten

Raw sugar, optional

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon cherry preserve

2-3 teaspoons milk or water 



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. To a small pan on medium-high heat, add the cherries, lemon juice, sugar, and salt, and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often, until the cherries have softened and the syrup has thickened considerably.
  3. Remove the pie crusts from the package, and cut them down into ~8-10 rectangle-ish pieces about 4x6in in size.
  4. Spread a bit of goat cheese onto one piece of pie dough followed by 1-2 teaspoons of the cherry compote, making sure to leave a 1/4inch border around the edges. Top with another piece of pastry, and use your fingers to seal the edges of the pastry, then use a fork to crimp the edges shut and poke a few holes into the top to vent.  Brush the top with egg wash, and sprinkle over raw sugar.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 15-20 minute before 
  6. Optionally, make a glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, fruit preserve, and milk/water. Just before serving, drizzle the glaze over the pop tarts. 

June 25, 2021

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