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Spice Up Your Morning with Strawberry Jalapeño Toaster Pastries

by Regan

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In our house, we love big, bold flavor. Whether it’s dinner or even dessert, we bring out the flavor with every meal. But what better time of day is there to kick it up a notch than with breakfast? 

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You might say jalapeños for breakfast?! That’s crazy talk. 

Yes! The jalapeño flavor in these toaster pastries isn’t overpowering; it just gives you a nice little tingle on the back of your tongue. It’s a great way to get your morning started. They’re also a great make-ahead breakfast. I like to make my toaster pastries on a weekend day and put them in the freezer so the family can grab ’em and go. 

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Made with pie crust and fruit spread, these strawberry jalapeño toaster pastries are easy to make. I will always say that making your own pie crust is well worth it and easier than you think. I know, I was once afraid of pie crust, too. I promise that it’s really easy. If you’re not convinced you can use frozen crust sheets or a pie crust mix instead, but it’s well worth your time to make your own. 

Note: my homemade pie crust is lightly sweetened and frozen crust is not. 

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How to make strawberry jalapeño toaster pastries:

After you have your pie crust made, roll it out into smooth, thin sheets. With a pizza cutter, cut the sheet into rectangles or squares in the size of your choosing. Don’t forget to flour your surface so transferring the dough is as easy as possible. Sticky dough is never a good time. 

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Now, to fill your toaster pastries. Spoon a good amount of Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread into the center of your dough rectangle then put another piece of crust dough on top.

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After you have put the top on your toaster pastries, pinch all of the edges together with a fork. I like to double up on the edges with the fork for some extra assurance that my toaster pastry will stay together. Next, transfer your toaster pastries to a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, poke some holes on top with your fork and brush them with egg whites. The egg whites give the toaster pastries a nice flaky texture. 

Bake your toaster pastries at 350 for about 20 minutes and place on a rack to cool. Once cooled, glaze them with a generous amount of peanut butter glaze. 

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Look at that. It looks pretty delicious, doesn’t it?

I call these toaster pastries, but if they are already glazed then I recommend only toasting them in a toaster oven. Peanut butter in your toaster might ruin your toaster and your morning. 

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Strawberry Jalapeño Toaster Pastries

Strawberry Jalapeño Toaster Pastries

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups shortening
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • FILLING
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit & Honey spread
  • PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons water

Instructions

  1. CRUST: In a food processor or large mixing bowl, combine flour, shortening, butter, sugar, and salt.
  2. Finish blending together with a pastry cutter until crumbly. Add water and egg. Combine thoroughly and chill in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Roll dough into a thin sheet and cut into rectangles. Fill half of the rectangles with Smucker’s Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit & Honey spread and top with another rectangle of dough.
  4. Pinch all edges together with a fork, poke a few holes on top with a fork, and brush with egg whites (optional).
  5. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cool toaster pastries on a wire rack.
  6. GLAZE: Add all ingredients to a warm pan and stir until ingredients have melted and combined.
  7. Glaze toaster pastries quickly before the glaze cools and gets thick. (if this happens, put it back on the heat for a minute or so)

I am always looking for new and easy breakfast ideas. What is your favorite make-ahead breakfast? 

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18 comments

adriana July 25, 2016 - 10:40 pm

I have always wanted to make something like this! What a great idea and great alternative to store bought pastries! Love your pictures – I’ll be trying this one!

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Rebecca Swenor July 24, 2016 - 3:19 pm

I don’t like the taste of jalapenos but would indeed try these strawberry jalapeno toaster pastries. I know my family would love them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Heather Pfingsten July 24, 2016 - 2:32 pm

I seriously had no idea that strawberry and jalapeno was a “thing” and I am kind of excited about it. I love the idea of making a simple pastry to try a new flavor AND let’s be honest, anything from Smucker’s is always amazing. Definitely checking out this new treat next time we head to the grocery. YUM!

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Nancy @ whispered inspirations July 23, 2016 - 11:39 pm

This looks so good! My daughter would love this! Sweet and a bit of spice is her fave! Going to make these for her thanks for the recipe!

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Bonnie @wemake7 July 23, 2016 - 7:13 pm

Wow, this sounds really interesting and yummy. I can’t wait to give this a try.

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Gwendolyn Mulholland July 23, 2016 - 6:38 pm

These look so much tastier than the store bought toaster pastries. I am intrigued by the combination of strawberry/jalapeno.

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Chrishelle July 23, 2016 - 8:43 am

These look amazing. They would definitely be devoured in this house. I did not know Smucker’s made a Strawberry & Jalapeno spread looks yummy.

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Jeanine July 23, 2016 - 5:43 am

This sounds like a breakfast my husband would go nuts for! He could even take them out the door to work with him. He’s a big jalapeño lover so would really get a kick out of these!

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Bites for Foodies July 23, 2016 - 4:42 am

The combination of strawberry and jalapeno has me somewhat perplexed, I must say, but also intrigued! These pastries look yummy.

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Regan July 23, 2016 - 11:44 am

I had a similar reaction, but it’s really very good. But I’m also someone who puts cinnamon and cayenne in my brownies, so it works for me. It’s not too spicy at all, especially in a toaster pastry. It’s a little more spicy alone.

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lisa July 22, 2016 - 9:54 pm

I never thought to try making toaster pastries at home! These sound so good and the flavor has to be a great combo!

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Anita Fonte July 22, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Smuckers is good and that’s not taken from the commercial. This recipe is easy to make at home and perfect for breakfast and a snack.

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Shirley Wood July 22, 2016 - 5:09 pm

Jalapeños for breakfast is crazy talk for sure! I love that idea though and your pastries look amazing. Pinning this recipe and making plans, sounds scrumptious.

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Tiaras & Tantrums July 22, 2016 - 1:21 pm

I had never thought to make my own toaster pastries before – much more nutritious. My kids are huge fans of pancakes for breakfast.

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Alli July 22, 2016 - 1:09 pm

I am so excited about this new Strawberry Jalapeño flavor from Smucker’s. I want to try it and the Blueberry Lemon. Your pastries are really making me hungry. They would go perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or as an afternoon snack.

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Sarah July 22, 2016 - 10:44 am

I love the idea of a strawberry jalapeno recipe to try. These toaster pastries look easy enough to make up and enjoy!

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JanetGoingCrazy July 22, 2016 - 10:25 am

I LOVE toaster pastries and these look and sound delicious! I never would have thought I could make my own, but you give excellent instructions and I think I’ll try to do this! [client]

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Terri Beavers July 22, 2016 - 9:42 am

Smuckers is great to use in any recipe. We use a lot of it. Your recipe looks amazing, I bet the grand kids would love these pastries. I’ll have to try them.

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