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Happy Day Sunshine Lemon Poptarts

Lemon Yellow Poptarts

Once my daughter realized we could make poptarts at home she was very excited. I was excited, too, because they are so incredibly easy to cook and serve and everyone loves them! In honor of the wonderful summer weather we’ve been having lately, last week we decided to make poptarts that look like suns and fill them with lemon marmalade. Instead of cutting the tarts into traditional rectangular shapes I used biscuit cutters to make large circles. I then cut out a small circle in the middle of the top circles to allow the sweet lemon marmalade I used shine through. Once the tarts baked we drew on some sun rays with our favorite frosting and sprinkled them with sparkling white sanding sugar. The result were these adorable sunshines that were so sweet they were almost too cute to eat. Almost.

Happy Day Sunshine Lemon Poptarts

1 premade pie crust

3 to 4 tablespoons lemon jam or marmalade

Yellow decorative frosting tubes from the grocery store

Sanding sugar

1. Cut the pie crust with a large biscuit cutter into an even number of circles. I got about 8 circles out of the dough. Cut smaller circles in the center of four of the large circles.

2. Place a tablespoon of jam on four of the uncut circles. Place the circles with the inner circle cut out over the top of the circle with the jam on it. Use your fingers to seal the edges of the circle and crimp with fork tines.

3. Bake the poptarts at 425ºF for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

4. Once the tarts are cooled draw on your sun rays and sprinkle with sanding sugar if desired!

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