Purim is almost here!
The fun holiday starts on Monday night, March 6 – and one of the best ways to make it festive is with the famous triangle-shaped pastry, hamantaschen.
So get ready for Purim 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.
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, lemon curd, or any other spread or paste you like. Either way, your family is sure to love it, along with the connection to Jewish history!
Hamantaschen with Dulce de Leche Filling (Photo: Penny De Los Santos/Jewish Food Society)
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.
Pretzel Bagel Hot Dog Hamantaschen (Photo: Rachel Kor/The Nosher)
Looking for something unique and savory that can double as a scrumptious meal? Look no further than these creative, pretzel-style hamantaschen made with hot dogs and "everything bagel" seasoning!
This imaginative but easy-to-follow recipe combines all our favorite classic comfort foods into a Purim-shaped treat, sure to satisfy your whole family and guests of all ages. Serve with ketchup and mustard, or give it an Israeli twist with tehina and za'atar.
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 haroset, a halva 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!
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