I needed edible magical unicorn in my life and I made these adorable Unicorn Apple Pie Pop Tarts.
Aren't they super adorable!?
For the Dough (makes 9, 3x3inch pop tarts)
2cups all purpose flour
1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
10tbl unsalted chilled, cubed butter
2 egg yolks
1/4cup chilled milk, or water
1/2tsp vanilla extract
In the food processor : process flour, sugar and salt for 10 seconds. In a small dish whisk together milk, egg yolks, vanilla. Through the feed tube add butter to the flour mix and pulse, approximately 10 times, until butter is the size of peas. Gradually add milk mixture and pulse until dough starts to come together. Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it to shape a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
For the Filling
2cups dices, peeled, washed apples
juice of half lemon
lemon zest of half lemon
1/4tsp freshly zested nutmeg
1 to 2 tbl butter
Combine all the ingredients except flour in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium heat, until apples are soft. Remove them the heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in flour and use as the filling.
Bake pop tarts at 400F until golden brown around the edges, about 18-20 minutes.
Unicorn horns will be done faster, 10 minutes or so.
For Unicorn Horns
Use dough scraps to make the horn.Watch the video to see how.
To decorate horns use luster dust mixed with some vodka or lemon extract. Brush the mixture onto the baked and cooled horn. Set aside.
For the Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbl milk, control the consistency by adding 1 tbl of milk at a time, add more if needed to reach semi fluid consistency.
Use Electric food coloring to color the glaze in variety of colors.
Fill the small sandwich bags with the glaze and decorate baked and cooled pop tarts.
Watch the video how to decorate them with glaze, luster dust and edible silver glitter hearts or stars.
Brush from this Wilton Brush Set
Wilton Edible Glitter Hearts - used in the video
Kitchen Aid Food Processor - I've had it for 5 years and I use it a lot and it's excellent.