Guava and Mascarpone Cheese Mini Pop-tarts
Recipe type: Breakfast, Pastries
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Serves: ~8
No real measurements or long directions for this recipe. I kinda just winged it so I think you can too :) This is what happens when you're craving pop-tarts and you cobble together what you have in the kitchen to make them at 5AM.
  • pie crusts (2 pie dough discs make about 8), cut into 3" squares
  • mascarpone cheese
  • guava paste, cut into 2"x2" squares, about 1/4" thick
  • 1 egg
  • ~2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp freeze dried strawberries, pulverized into powder
  • 1-2 tbsp milk or water
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg with about 1 tbsp of water to make an egg wash.
  3. Place squares of dough onto parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and brush with eggwash. Top with 1 square of guava paste and a small dollop of mascarpone, about 1 tsp.
  4. Top with another square of pastry and press edges down to seal. You'll have to push down on the filling gently to flatten. Use a fork to crimp the edges. Optional step - throw a little more eggwash on top for some nice browning.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
  6. While baking, prepare the icing by mixing 2 cups of powdered sugar with 2 tbsp of powdered freeze-dried strawberries. Add in 1 tbsp of milk or water and stir to combine. Add more confectioners sugar for a thicker consistency, more water for a thinner one. Also, feel free to add more strawberry if you like. Taste and adjust.
  7. While still warm, add about 1 tsp of the strawberry icing to each tart. Let cool slightly and let the icing set.
You can find guava paste at Latin grocery stores or on Amazon.
Recipe by FMITK: From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen at