'Leftover' Cranberry Orange Pop-Tarts

Cranberry Orange Poptarts

I'd say that it's pretty common knowledge that the best part of thanksgiving is getting to eat all the leftovers. I love eating leftovers the next day for lunch, but I realized that we skip a whole meal before we get to enjoy Thankgiving Take Two. Breakfast!  This led me to create these amazingly delish cranberry poptarts. You save your leftover pie dough from making my Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever, fill it with leftover cranberry sauce, and top it with some orange cinnamon glaze. The only thing you really have to make is the glaze! You could also make these the day before without the glaze, heat them up the next morning, and then drizzle some of the glaze on top. No reason to wait until lunch for Thanksgiving leftovers!

Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 3/4c cranberries
  • 1 tsp orange zest 
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4c maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt

In a pot on medium high heat, combine all of your ingredients. Keep on medium high heat until your mixture starts to boil, and then reduce to a low simmer. Simmer for about 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once sauce has started to thicken, remove from heat and let cool. 

Cranberry Sauce

Orange Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 TBSP Fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Whisk together in a bowl and drizzle on top of pop tarts

Pop Tarts

(Makes 6 Poptarts if using full Pie Dough recipe)

Preheat your oven to 350F

Roll out the leftover pie dough, and cut out rectangles 5" x 3" for full size poptarts. (You could also do mini poptarts with less filling to make more of them)

Spread about 1.5 TBSP of cranberry sauce onto the middle of half the rectangles. Place the remaining rectangles of dough on top and crimp the edges with a fork. Using the fork, poke a few air holes on top. Place on your baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges barely begin to brown. Let cool. 

While your poptarts are baking, make the orange cinnamon glaze

Once the Poptarts have cooled, you can top with the orange cinnamon glaze and enjoy!


Cranberry Orange Poptarts