Welcome to The Storied Recipe! Below are links to recipes for 79 Hamantaschen filling ideas, from traditional to super unique and creative! As you find calm in folding, pinching, and decorating your Hamantaschen, I invite you to listen to Lauren's episode Purim Traditions: Honoring a Mother’s Legacy of Love
All around the world, communities celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with Hamantaschen Cookies. Hamantaschen dough is a sweet pastry with a texture halfway between a shortbread cookie and pie crust. Circles of dough are dotted with a sweet filling, then pinched closed into a triangle shape.
The most traditional of these fillings is a poppy seed paste. In fact, the name Hamantaschen may even come from the Hebrew word for poppy seeds. (Rather than, as legend suggests, Haman’s ears, hat or pocket.)
However, in recent years, bloggers have moved away from the most traditional favorite fillings and have begun developing their own unique flavors.
In this post, I’ve curated 79 of the best Hamantaschen filling recipes. In truth, this is only a small fraction of the ideas out there. I can’t wait to see what YOU come up with – please let me know!
How To Make Hamantaschen
For a traditional, authentic, foolproof dough recipe, plus instructions on how to fold Hamantaschen triangles, and tips & tricks on baking, visit this post:
How To Use This List
- To make the list more readable, I separated it into sections based on the filling's main ingredient
- Make sure you read through the whole list. Some recipes had multiple ingredients (for instance, "Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana") and I had to make a judgment on how to categorize them.
- Use this list as inspiration & create your own fillings
- Or click on the link to make the Hamantaschen as envisioned by the recipe maker
- About 40-50% of the recipes here use a non-traditional dough recipe as well. You can decide to only make the filling with a basic dough recipe.
- If you make one of the Savory Hamantaschen fillings, a traditional sweet dough will probably not work as well.
- To inspire your creativity, I've also included 14 Bonus Hamantaschen Topping Ideas. You'll find that at the bottom of the post 😉
79 Hamantaschen Filling Ideas
Scrumptious recipe for mohn - poppy seed filling. Can be used to fill hamantaschen, cookies, pastries, kolaches and more. Thick, rich filling. Kosher.
A classic dairy-free Hamantaschen dough u0026amp; elevated Prune and Apricot fillings elevated with fresh ingredients.
How to make Caramel Apple Filling for cookies and pastries. This aromatic creamy and fruity filling is delectable. Sweetened with dulce de leche. Perfect for hamantaschen Purim cookies, kolache, or any pastry.
Apple Pecan Pie Hamantashen
Spiced Apple Chesnut Hamantaschen by Food Network
Gingerbread Hamantaschen with Spiced Apple Filling by Jamie Gellar
Camembert Hamantaschen with Apple Cinnamon Filling by Jamie Gellar
These Strawberries and Cream Hamantaschen are berry delicious! Totally strawsome! Esther would approve of these Purim treats!
These triangular cookies boast lemon blueberry flavor and, although intended from the Jewish holiday Purim, they are delicious all year around!
I adapted my mothers original cookie recipe to to make these hamantaschen more flavourful and fun to eat. I decided on a triple berry filling packed with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Jewish or not, I think everyone will enjoy these delicious, fun shaped cookies!
Blueberry Cobbler Hamantaschen (with Streusel Topping) by Kosher.com
Drink & Beverage Based Fillings
It's all your favorite things, rolled into one hamantaschen! Rainbows, booze, cookies. Strawberry Champagne Rainbow Hamantaschen!
Pumpkin Chai Hamantaschen by Style It Kosher
Red Velvet Hamantaschen for Purim. Chocolatey cookies with cream cheese filling and chocolate drizzle.
It’s almost time for Purim, a time of year when we drink and celebrate in all kinds of fun and ...
This recipe was shared by Mia Zimman. Read more about her family in "A Dulce de Leche Hamantaschen Recipe for the Next Generation."
I love taking hamantaschen for Purim typically filled with prune, poppy seeds, or apricot and enclosed by a pretty ...
The hamantaschen dough is adapted from Molly Yeh's recipe and the graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling is adapted from Shugary Sweets' mini cherry cheesecake recipe.
Cheesecake Hamantaschen with Cream Cheese Filling & Jam by Chabad.org
Caramel Cheesecake Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
Marbled Cheesecake Hamantaschen by Smitten Kitchen
We eat hamentashen on the holiday Purim. They are triangle shaped cookies because Haman had a triangle shaped hat. My dad owns a bakery and is a baker my whole life. He makes these hamentashen every Purim. They are my favorite. When I was in college he always mailed me a box. Now I just make them myself. Hamentashen are traditionally filled with poppyseed filling or prune filling, but my Dad makes other flavors too. Cherry is my favorite, but you can also use apricot jam or use your imagination.
White Chocolate and Cherry Hamantaschen by Jamie Gellar (sharing Chef Jeff Nathans recipe)
Non-Dairy Chocolate-Filled Hamantaschen
Bittersweet chocolate and nutty tahini are a perfect flavor pairing in many different treats. These hamantaschen crank up the volume ...
Just when you thought you were sick of hamantaschen recipes I have one more. But it’s worth it, I promise.When ...
Traditional hamantaschen cookies for Purim are filled with Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread.
Mint Chocolate Hamantaschen for Purim. So long prune and poppy seed!!
Chocolate Glazed with Southern Citrus by Kosher Like Me
Chocolate Hamantaschen with Creamy Chocolate Halvah Filling by Kosher Like Me
Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen by NY Times Cooking
Fillings Based on Favorite Cookies
As a former chef and pastry chef I had many delicious sweet and savory treats in mind to turn into ...
Speculoos, or European cookie butter, seems to be all the rage these days. Trader Joe’s makes their own brand and ...
Over the many years of hosting her annual hamantaschen party, Genna Mazor Levines tried out numerous fillings including classics like prune and apricot butter and the more modern cocoa almond spread
Dried Fruit Fillings (Dates, Figs, Raisins)
This date-orange filling is one of three filling varieties you can use in our hamantaschen recipe.
Israeli hamantaschen have a delicate and crumbly crust. And here they are filled with dates and walnuts. The main difference between the Israeli and American hamantaschen is the dough. While Americans make hamantaschen with cookie dough, Israeli make theirs with a type of Pt sucre, that's crumbly, buttery and rich.
Date spread is available at Kosher and Israeli supermarkets. Alternatively, you can use dates and boiling water, as directed in the recipe below.
Raisin Almond Filling by Big Oven
Nut and Nut Spread Fillings
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Hamantaschen or you can call them the Elvis Hamantaschen
This hamantaschen recipe is dairy free but you can use butter and heavy cream in place of the margarine and coconut milk to make it dairy.
Any combo of nuts will taste delicious in your next batch of buttery hamantaschen.
Peanut Butter Filled Brownie Hamantaschen by Overtime Cook
Marzipan Sprinkle Hamantaschen by My Name is Yeh (Molly Yeh)
Almond Butter Hamantaschen with White Chocolate Drizzle by Kosher.com
Twists on Poppy Seed Fillings
Israeli hamantaschen are delicate and crumbly and filled with homemade poppy seed filling. The main difference between the Israeli and American hamantaschen is the dough. While Americans make hamantaschen with cookie dough, Israeli make theirs with a type of sable dough, that's crumbly and rich.
You have two classic options for the filling in this recipe: one is for the classic homemade poppy seed filling, the other is with the addition of chocolate. Both are wonderful.
Poppy seeds are available in bulk online, and at most Eastern European and Middle Eastern supermarkets. Alternately, you can buy a few jars of poppy seeds from the spice rack at any chain supermarket.
To achieve the rich texture of the cooked poppy seed, the seeds need to be ground. The way to do it is with either an electric coffee grinder or with a blender, preferably a powerful one, such as Vitamix. As you grind the poppy seed they will become darker in color and will resemble almond flour in texture. Grind the poppy seed close to when you're ready to cook with it, as it becomes rancid pretty quickly, especially when grounded. Any leftovers you can keep in a sealed container in the freezer until you're ready to use.
These hamantashen feature a filling made with poppy seeds, milk, pecans, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, & honey plus a dough made with egg yolk, cream, & honey.
Lemon Poppy Seed Hamantaschen by Eating Well
A savory twist on traditional hamantaschen with goat cheese, red onions and and tomatoes!
Anything triangular can be a hamantaschen if you really believe! Like these Bialy Hamantaschen (Bialytaschen?) stuffed with cream cheese, caramelized onions and poppy seeds!
A surprising filling for this traditional sweet treat!
Why limit hamantaschen to cookies? These Pizzataschen are bitesize, delicious mini-pizza made with store-bought or homemade pizza dough.
Guava, or guayaba in Spanish, is native to tropical areas such as Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. ...
Caramelized Onion and Poppy Seed Hamantaschen by NY Times Cooking
Savory Persian Herb and Cheese Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
Thanksgiving Feast Hamantaschen by Jamie Geller
Savory Cheese, Red Pepper, and Corn Hamantaschen by Chabad.org
Deli Hamantaschen in Fried Wonton Wrappers by Between Carpools
Taco Hamantaschen by Kosher In The Kitch
Pizza Hamantaschen by Kosher on a Budget
Spanakopita Hamantaschen by Chabad.org
Easy Savory Goat Cheese and Spinach Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
Guava and Cheese Hamantaschen by My Jewish Learning
Papaya Coconut Hamantaschen are all the tropical vibes you need this Purim. They are almost like macaroons meet hamantaschen!
This recipe was inspired by the pineapple tarts I see all over my native Malaysia (and other parts of Southeast Asia) around the Lunar New Year. Pineapples are first processed into a chunky puree and reduced over a steady flame, often with the addition of sugar and spice, turning all thick and jammy. You could use canned pineapple, but if you do, cut back on the sugar (I explain how below). This intense, lustrous jam is encased in an equally rich, crumbly dough. Of course these tarts symbolize wealth. Featured In: These Bright, Tropical Tarts Translate to "Come Here, Wealth!"
14 Hamantaschen Topping Ideas
- Sprinkled Sesame Seeds
- Freeze dried raspberries
- Drizzled white chocolate
- Dipped dark chocolate
- Chocolate shavings
- Lemon glaze
- Shredded coconut
- Orange/Lemon/Lime Zest
- Sea Salt
- Muscavado Sugar
- Finely chopped or ground nuts
- Sprinkles or Sanding Sugar
- Crushed graham crackers
- Drizzled caramel
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My podcast guest Lauren Cooper lost her mother when she was just 14. In this episode, she shares her mother's adventurous, inclusive spirit, Maxine's authentic Hamantaschen recipe, and Lauren's tradition of making Hamantaschen with her sister in honor of their mother's legacy.
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The Purim Story
As told in the book of Esther...
The Jews were under brutal rule of the Ancient Persians. A beautiful young Jewish woman named Esther was chosen by the king to become his wife, but she did not initially disclose her nationality or religion.
Meanwhile, an evil man named Haman sought to destroy all Jews.
At great risk to her own life, Esther decides to confront the king, reveal herself as a Jewish woman, and expose Haman's villainous intentions, saying "Who knows but I was raised for such a time as this... and if I perish, I perish."
Through Esther's courage, her Uncle Mordecai's cunning, and Haman's own hubris, the Jewish people are saved. Haman is condemned to death.
Now, even the name of the cookie "Hamantaschen" remind Jewish people of God's mercy. Different legends say the triangular-shaped cookies are reminiscent of Haman's hat, Haman's ears, or Haman's pockets.
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- TRADITIONAL FILLINGS
- Tori Avey’s Poppy Seed Filling by Tori Avey
- Traditional Prune Filling by Lauren Cooper for The Storied Recipe
- Traditional Apricot Filling by Lauren Cooper for The Storied Recipe
- APPLE FILLINGS
- Apple Pie Hamantaschen by Veena Azmanov
- Caramel Apple Filling by Tori Avey
- Spiced Apple Chesnut Hamantaschen by Food Network
- Gingerbread Hamantaschen with Spiced Apple Filling by Jamie Gellar
- Apple Pecan Pie Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
- Camembert Hamantaschen with Apple Cinnamon Filling by Jamie Gellar
- BERRY FILLINGS
- Strawberry Jam Filled by Veena Azmanov
- Strawberry Shortcake Hamantaschen (with Whipped Cream & Strawberries) by Joodie the Foodie
- Strawberries and Cream Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- Blueberry Hamantaschen by Cinnamon Shtick
- Blueberry Cobbler Hamantaschen (with Streusel Topping) by Kosher.com
- Triple Berry Hamantaschen by Cooking with Carbs
- DRINK & BEVERAGE BASED FILLINGS
- Strawberry Rosé Hamantaschen by Melinda Strauss
- Strawberry Champagne Rainbow Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- Pumpkin Chai Hamantaschen by Style It Kosher
- FAVORITE CAKES
- Red Velvet Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- Carrot Cake Hamantaschen by Melinda Strauss
- CANDY FILLINGS
- Unicorn Hamantaschen by My Jewish Learning
- Candy Cane Cookie Hamantaschen by Melinda Strauss
- Blue Rock Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
- Almond Joy Hamantaschen by Sheri Silver
- CARAMEL FILLINGS
- Dulce de Leche Filling by Jewish Food Society
- CHEESECAKE HAMANTASCHEN
- Cheesecake Hamantaschen with Cream Cheese Filling & Jam by Chabad.org
- Raspberry Cheesecake Hamantaschen (with Raspberries 2 ways!) by My Jewish Learning
- Caramel Cheesecake Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
- Marbled Cheesecake Hamantaschen by Smitten Kitchen
- Graham Cracker Cherry Cheesecake Hamantaschen by Without a Path
- CHERRY FILLINGS
- Cherry Hamantaschen by Food.com
- White Chocolate and Cherry Hamantaschen by Jamie Gellar (sharing Chef Jeff Nathans recipe)
- CHOCOLATE FILLINGS
- Chocolate Glazed with Southern Citrus by Kosher Like Me
- Chocolate Hamantaschen with Creamy Chocolate Halvah Filling by Kosher Like Me
- Chocolate Filled by Kosher.com
- Tahini Chocolate Date Hamantaschen with Sesame Seed Topping by Fresh City Farms
- Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen by NY Times Cooking
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
- Triple Chocolate Hamantaschen (Dark Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Filling, White Chocolate Glaze) by My Jewish Learning
- Nutella Hamantaschen by Growing Up Gabel
- Mint Chocolate Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- FAVORITE COOKIES
- Rice Krispie Treats Hamantaschen by My Jewish Learning
- Smore’s Hamanataschen by One Sarcastic Baker
- Speculoos (Cookie Butter) Hamantaschen by My Jewish Learning
- Lemon Bar Hamantaschen by Style It Kosher
- Cookie Butter Hamantaschen with White Chocolate by The Kitchn
- Giant Spumoni Hamantaschen by Molly Yeh on the Food Network
- Compost Cookie Hamantaschen (with potato Chips, Cornflakes, etc;) by My Jewish Learning
- DRIED FRUIT FILLINGS
- Hamantaschen with Date Filling by Veena Azmanov
- Date-Orange Filling by Bon Appetit
- Date and Walnut Hamantaschen by Vered Guttman
- Fig Jam Almond Hamantaschen with Almond Dough by Nosherium
- Raisin Almond Filling by Big Oven
- NUT & NUT SPREAD FILLINGS
- Peanut Butter Filled Brownie Hamantaschen by Overtime Cook
- Pistachio Halva Hamantaschen by Veena Azmanov
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Hamantaschen by May I Have That Recipe
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Hamantaschen by Melinda Strauss
- Honey Nut Filling Recipe by Bon Appetit
- Marzipan Sprinkle Hamantaschen by My Name is Yeh (Molly Yeh)
- Almond Butter Hamantaschen with White Chocolate Drizzle by Kosher.com
- TWISTS ON POPPY SEED FILLINGS
- Poppy Seed and Chocolate Hamantaschen by Vered Guttman
- Lemon Poppy Seed Hamantaschen by Eating Well
- Poppy Pecan Honey Hamantaschen by OuKosher.org
- SAVORY FILLINGS
- Caramelized Onion and Poppy Seed Hamantaschen by NY Times Cooking
- Savory Caramlized Onion & Goat Cheese Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- Bialys Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- Savory Persian Herb and Cheese Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
- Thanksgiving Feast Hamantaschen by Jamie Geller
- Vegan Savory Spinach Hamantaschen by May I Have That Recipe
- Savory Cheese, Red Pepper, and Corn Hamantaschen by Chabad.org
- Deli Hamantaschen in Fried Wonton Wrappers by Between Carpools
- Taco Hamantaschen by Kosher In The Kitch
- Pizza Hamantaschen by Kosher on a Budget
- Pizzataschen by Proportional Plate
- Spanakopita Hamantaschen by Chabad.org
- Easy Savory Goat Cheese and Spinach Hamantaschen by Kosher.com
- Guava and Cheese Hamantaschen by My Jewish Learning
- TROPICAL FILLINGS
- Tropical with Pineapple Coconut by Kosher Like Me
- Papaya Coconut Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat
- Pineapple Hamantaschen by Food 52
- Lime and Coconut Hamantaschen by Wandering Jew
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