Top 10 Totally Tasty Hamantaschen Recipes
by Amanda Satsky
Purim is rapidly approaching, and we’re getting excited for intricate costumes, games, dancing, and carnival-like celebrations. However, there’s one aspect of Purim that we just can’t get enough of: hamantaschen.
Why do Jews eat hamantaschen pastries on Purim, you may ask? First, to commemorate the Jews’ escape from evil Haman’s grasp. These triangular cookies filled with a variety of fruits and chocolates represent Haman’s three-cornered hat. Second, because they’re delicious.
You’ve likely eaten plenty of apricot-filled hamantaschen, and prune is a staple of the past. Now it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. We’ve rounded up our favorite hamantaschen recipes and created this definitive ranking to help you prepare for one of the greatest Jewish holidays. Let’s sweeten Purim up!
10. Longing for that perfect combination of salty and sweet? Feast your eyes. This chocolate pretzel hamantaschen is your answer.
9. Not your birthday? Not a problem. Funfetti hamantaschen are a fantastic way to party like it is.
8. We want s’more of these hamentaschen, please.
6. Our second favorite soup, next to matzah ball of course, has made an appearance on this list in tartlet form. Behold, the French onion soup hamantaschen. We also recommend some of these other savory hamantaschen if you’re looking for a change of pace.
4. Can we taco ‘bout how awesome these taco hamantaschen are? FYI: they’re kosher!
3. This wouldn’t be a comprehensive top 10 list without a grain-free option. Hamantaschen for all!
1. And the tastiest hamantaschen of them all? NUTELLA! In this case, the hamantaschen serve more as a delivery vehicle for the addictive hazelnut chocolate spread, which makes it a winner in our book.
If you weren’t excited for Purim just yet, we trust this list has helped to fuel your appetite. There are a few other things you can do to start preparing for Purim now, too. It’s time to get ready for the party of the year!