Pop Tarts, 3 ways – Rose Hip and Apple, S’mores, and Brown Sugar Spice
So this post is all thanks to my mom, who gave me some random things that, when put together, created a super fun treat! My mom lives on the opposite side of the country, so she likes sending us packages to stay in touch. Just recently, she sent me two jars of rose hip fruit spread. I’ve never even heard of rose hips before this. And I’m not really the kind of person who puts jelly on toast. I’m not really sure why. So I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this.
Also about 8 years ago, my mom gave me this kitchen gadget, telling me she thought I would use it more than she would. It was a Cut-N-Seal gadget from Pampered Chef that can make tarts. At the time, I was an odd choice of recipient for this gadget, since I didn’t cook, and what I did cook consisted of packaged Lipton sides, Easy Mac, and ramen noodles (I was not a sophisticated eater in college). I always assumed I would never get around to using it. Over the years, I have moved far away from our once college-style cooking, and it has been bugging me that I have this gadget that has never been used.
Then there was an epiphany- I could put both of these things together! So I finally unearthed the kitchen gadget from its place in the baking kitchen utensil drawer and put it to use, cutting out pocket sized tarts filled with rose hip jelly. I also decided to try out some other fillings, like s’mores and brown sugar and spice. So 8 years later, I can finally say, “Thank you mom!”
Adapted from the King Arthur Flour website.