Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

 I was surprised and impressed by how many people guessed correctly from my last post. Kudos!

I've noted on this blog before that I'm a huge fan of anything pumpkin. Pie, soup, muffin, lattes, scones, whoopie pies, even the little pumpkin candy corn that have no pumpkin flavor in them. You name it, I love it.

And so as I was perusing the aisles of Genuardi's the other day, my pumpkin radar started going nuts as I passed the snack aisle. I doubled back and sure enough, there they were: shining like the holy grail of autumn: the pumpkin pie pop tarts. I beamed like a kid on Halloween then flew home like a witch on a broomstick to try em out.

It occurred to me on my way home that they probably were not going to taste anything like pumpkin. They would probably taste like cinnamon and sugar and nothing else. I began to doubt whether they even contained pumpkin.

So I popped em into the toaster and tried them out. They were fine. Just average. Not very good if you're a sucker for pumpkin flavor like me, but I mean, it's a pop tart how bad can it be. Compared to other pop tarts, like the brown-sugar cinnamon flavor and strawberry though, it just can't compare. So if you're going for it because it's a pop tart, you might as well get a better flavor, and if you're going for it because of the pumpkin, you're better off sticking with the muffins.

If you got a great pumpkin recipe. Send that thang over. I'm trying to get my full pumpkin fix before the season's over.


mike3k said...

In my last trip to San Francisco I had Pumpkin Curry at a Thai restaurant. It wasn't what I expected. The "pumpkin" was more like winter squash and had very little flavor of its own.

Jenny said...

I tried this recipe from Cooking With My Kid, and it was pumpkin-licious!

Elia@feedyoursister said...


Here's a recipe for a delicious pumpkin pie!! It's non-dairy but can easily be made dairy by substituting the soymilk for regular milk/half and half and margarine for butter!! ENJOY!!!

shelle said...



Anonymous said...

In case you missed Joys the baker's recent pumpkin pop tarts

Kathy said...

I've been wanting to try these http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/10/pumpkin-pie-pop-tarts-with-maple-glaze/

Tags said...

I'll bet you can make a MUCH better Pop Tart than Kellog's.

Nick N said...


thank you all for all the awesome looking recipes!

you make me blush