Ever since reading this review I have been craving Orange Cream Pop Tarts.
This is problematic since I'm currently super broke (for real. I can't even afford to buy a box of Pop Tarts for Christ's sake) . Obviously, I can't afford a plane ticket either so I won't be making it to Pop Tarts World any time soon. The only option left (other than just not satisfying the craving which, um, no) was to make my own. I mean, I had all the supplies that I needed.
If you recall, I did make some Pop Tarts earlier this year using this recipe. But those were plum.
The secret to Orange Creme is vanilla and orange extracts (+ a little bit of orange zest)
added to vanilla pudding. (I used this recipe adding 3 teaspoons of orange and 1/2 extra tsp of vanilla extracts.)
After this point, assembly is the same as the plum tarts. (Please refer to either the "37 confections" or "Sweets by Sarah" links above if you need directions. I'm sugar crashing and don't feel like typing them out.)
While these Pop Tarts don't taste exactly like creamsicles, they do come very close.
They certainly cured my need for orange creaminess wrapped in pastry dough.
Plus they're even better when they're cold and wrapped in foil.