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Our Top Hamantaschen Recipes for Purim

Purim is almost here!

The fun holiday starts on Saturday night, March 23, 2024 – and one of the best ways to make it festive is with the famous triangle-shaped pastry, hamantaschen.

Get ready for Purim 2024 with these scrumptious and easy-to-follow hamantaschen recipes – whether you’re into classic, traditional flavors or something unique and modern, we’ve got something for everyone. Put them in your mishloach manot gift baskets for all your friends and neighbors, serve them at your Purim party, or simply enjoy with your family.

(Not into making your own and would rather leave it to the experts? Order ready-to-eat hamantaschen from Israel here!)

To learn more about where hamantaschen and other Purim customs come from, check out our Purim Traditions Explained blog!

The Classic: Poppy Seed Hamantaschen
Traditional Jewish Hamantaschen cookies with berry jam. Purim celebration concept. Jewish carnival holiday background. Selective focus. Copy space.

Traditional Ashkenazi Hamantaschen with Poppy Seed Filling

Poppy seeds can be found all over the Ashkenazi Jewish diet, from topping bagels to filling cakes and other treats. And one of the most classic and oldest of Purim treats is hamantaschen filled with a sweet poppy seed paste - like in this recipe hailing from Eastern Europe and passed down through generations.

Not into poppy seeds? Try this dough with other traditional fillings like fruit jelly, chocolate spread, lemon curd, or any other spread or paste you like. Either way, your family is sure to love it, and you'll have a special connection to Jewish history too!

Click here to get the recipe!


The Modern: Hamantaschen with Dulce de Leche

Hamantaschen with Dulce de Leche Filling 

While cookies and sweets made with dulce de leche or caramelized milk have been part of many Sephardi Jewish family celebrations for generations, a more modern trend has adapted this scrumptious treat to Purim: hamantaschen filled with dulce de leche!

Follow this recipe for a sweet holiday treat like no other, and wow your family and guests alike! Serve it with tea or coffee for a fully decadent experience.

Click here to get the recipe!

The Unique: Neapolitan Hamantaschen

Neapolitan-style Hamantaschen Featuring Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla Flavors

Looking for an extra-special twist on the famous Purim pastry that'll really impress your family and guests? Look no further than these creative, Neapolitan-style hamantaschen!

This imaginative but easy-to-follow recipe utilizes a strawberry dough, chocolate filling, and vanilla-sugar glaze to create a triple-flavor extravaganza that'll shine at your next Purim party. You can even fill your hamantaschen pastries with Israeli-made chocolate spread to add that special touch of the Land of Israel.

Click here to get the recipe!

Pick Your Favorite Hamantashen Filling!

Hamantaschen with Fruit Jam Filling

Not finding quite what you're looking for? Not to worry! You can mix-and-match any of the above dough recipes, or any other pastry or cookie dough you like, with any kind of filling you desire - whether home-made or store-bought.

Fruit jams and chocolate spreads are always crowd pleasers, or you can go more original with date and apple charoset, halva or tahini carob spread, or flavored honey. You can even add a special nod to the Land of Israel by ordering a kosher spread or filling made right in Israel from our site!


Blueberry jam and date charoset spread from Israel


Click here to shop delicious spreads, gift baskets, and other yummy kosher foods from Israel!

And get ready to host your Purim party and other holiday meals with our beautiful Israeli tableware essentials!



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