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Who doesn’t love to taste the rainbow, right? These poptarts are filled with a fresh, rainbow fruit filling, baked until golden brown, then topped with a drizzle of sweet, rainbow icing. They are unexpectedly simple to make and the flavors of all of those fruits hidden inside are incredibly delicious. Not to mention adorable! And fun. What a great treat to make with your kids.

Serving Size: 2 pop tarts 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 raspberries, diced
  • 1/2 peach, peeled and diced
  • 8 mandarin oranges, diced
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 10-12 blueberries, diced
  • 6-8 blackberries, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 uncooked pie crust
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • dash of almond extract (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons half & half or whole milk
  • red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple food coloring

Step 1

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Prepare all fruit for your poptarts. Mix together the sugar and cornstarch and sprinkle it over your fruit.

2.  Cut the pie crust into four equal sized rectangles, approximately 3″x 4 1/2″ inches. Spoon the raspberries, peaches, oranges, kiwi’s, blueberries, and blackberries in layers in the center of two of the rectangles. Place the second rectangle of dough gently over the filling and use a fork to press the edges of the poptart together. Transfer carefully to a baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the poptarts are golden brown.

Step 2

3. In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or cream. Transfer the icing into 6 small, ziptop bags. Drop food coloring into each bag, tinting the icing red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Work the food coloring into the icingby smooshing the bag with your fingers until the icing is evenly colored. Snip a small portion off the corner of each bag. Pipe the frosting over your cooked poptarts in rainbow order.

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We interviewed one of Le Top’s biggest supporters and cutest boutique owners in New Hope, Pennsylvania! We are featuring one of the top children’s boutiques in Pennsylvania – Periwinkle Place – this week and cannot wait to share with you! Read more about sweet summer deals, summer must-haves for boys and girls, and their favorite Le Top clothing for the warm-weather months. Drum-roll please…..

Periwinkle Place
161 Peddlers Village #161
New Hope, PA 18938
215.794.8520
www.theperiwinkleplace.com

 Join Periwinkle Place’s Facebook page and click HERE

1.    What was your inspiration behind opening your children’s clothing store – Periwinkle Place?
Rob & Elisa: We have always been in the fashion industry in various positions, but since we love kids, this seemed to be the natural place to be. No matter the age, gender, or temperament of the child – we think they are all great!

2.    Tell us about any special events that you have planned at your store this summer and fun deals we can expect.
Rob & Elisa
: We are located in a small New Hope village that offers entertainment and festivals throughout the summer. Fireworks will be displayed in the Village as part as the 4th of July celebration. Our store will be also be participating in the festivities by offering awesome sales on summer merchandise. The store is also planning a special event which will feature the designers of our hair bow and jewelry, so our customers can choose from an even greater selection of these accessories.

3.    Describe the neighborhood of your store in New Hope, Pennsylvania where your store is located. Did you grow up in the local area?
Rob: New Hope is a friendly charming town featuring art galleries, specialty shops and innovative restaurants. I grew up about 45 minutes from this area, but visited it often, as it was always an enjoyable outing for my family and me.


4.    Summer break from school for kids is just around the corner. What are 3 vacation clothing must-have items that are in your store for summer?
Rob & Elisa: Bathing suits and cover ups, great summer play wear, cool looking summer hats are Periwinkle Place’s must haves for the summer! A summer vacation cannot be complete without these items.

5.    Where are your favorite family hangouts in the New Hope area?
Rob & Elisa: Peddlers Village is one of my favorite hangouts in the summer.  It is a sprawling country area with unique shops and fun activities.

6.    Tell us…before you “had kids or grandkids, what is one thing you swore you’d never…?” Please share!
Robert: I never thought I would actually monitor the length of my daughter’s skirt when she goes on a date!

7.    Tell us about a “special” moment that made your day working at your store.
Rob & Elisa: A baby trying on a Christening outfit is very moving. To be involved in a child’s first rite of passage is meaningful to us.

8.    If you were stuck on a tropical island this summer with your kids, what would be the 3 things you would pack to keep the looking “stylish”?
Rob & Elisa: Cool hair accessories, colorful cover-ups and stylish footwear would certainly make a fashion statement to the island’s natives.

Le Top "Heart’s Delight" Beach Dress with flower embellishment and matching bathingsuit

9.    What collection or piece from Le Top or Le Top Baby line or Rabbitmoon do you love from the Spring/Summer 2011?
Rob & Elisa: The Le Top “Poppy” Collection and Rabbitmoon’s “Reflection” and “Terrapin” Collections are our favorites for this summer.  However, I think the other collections were just as appealing as shown by our customers’ purchases! 

Periwinkle Place
161 Peddlers Village #161
New Hope, PA 18938
215.794.8520
www.theperiwinkleplace.com

 Join Periwinkle Place’s Facebook page and click HERE

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