I have a confession to make. I love Pop Tarts. Cherry Pop Tarts to be exact. Or Brown Sugar Pop Tarts (but only with frosting.) Never mind that the nutrition label lists a number of truly terrifying-sounding ingredients (Dare I stop to contemplate: What is sodium acid pyropospate exactly? Or sodium stearyol lactylate? And why do you need so many different types of food dye in such a small pastry?) I’ll overlook all that… they are a guilty pleasure – and I can’t watch a Gilmore Girls episode without being reminded of just how much I crave them. And I watch a lot of Gilmore Girls episodes.
So what does this have to do with hand pies? (You might be asking at this point.) I don’t eat very many Pop Tarts these days… I understand they’re not a particularly healthy breakfast option. But pastries filled with real fruit intrigue me…
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