My friend Deb is from Hawaii originally and has the art of omiyage down pat. If you are visiting someone – you bring stuff – and since she and I share a love of comics and food, I always get the good stuff when we see each other at conventions. This time was no exception, she brought me a jar of Blue Chair’s apple-meyer lemon marmalade.
Blue Chair is an artisnal jam company located in Oakland, they even have their own cookbook. And while I could just eat this lovely marmalade on toast, I thought why not bake with it and why not incorporate Hello Kitty!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prep baking sheets with silpats.
Roll out the dough to about 3/8″ thick. You want to make sure you get the impression of the cutter into the dough. Cut out the forms, remember you will need two per pie.
Place the cut-outs on a silpat lined baking sheet. Place one teaspoon of marmalade in the middle of the dough cut-outs.
Check out the chunkiness, so much sweet tart flavor! It reminds me of Hawaiian lemon peel.
…and sprinkle with a little lemon sugar. This will give it a sweet crunch. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your oven, until the dough is cooked through.
Let cool on a wire rack.
Sweet, tart, crunchy AND adorable!