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Hamantashen filled with fruit or nuts are a nice Jewish Purim treat. Watch as an easy and foolproof recipe is used to make these traditional triangular cookies. Almond, Poppy Seed, and Plum (or Prune) cake and pastry fillings are used to make these beautiful and tasty cookies.
Hamantashen, also known as 'Haman pockets') is an Ashkenazi Jewish triangular filled-pocket pastry, associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim. The name refers to Haman, the villain in the Purim story. In Hebrew, hamantashen are also known as אוזני המן (oznei Haman) meaning 'Haman's ears'. 'Haman's ears' also refers to a Sephardic Purim pastry, "Orejas de Haman," thought to originate in Spain and Italy, that is made by frying twisted or rolled strips of dough.
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Total Time 1 hour
Course Desert
Cuisine Ashkenazi, Desert, Jewish, Purim
Servings 36 Servings



  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 5 Cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Fillings options (in a jar, can or homemade):


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Beat the eggs gently
  • Mix in the sugar until blended well
  • Mix in the oil until emulsified (on high baby)
  • Add in OJ and orange zest, mix
  • Add in the flour, baking powder and salt
  • Transfer dough and refrigerate for a couple hours
  • Roll and cutout smallish circles, fill and fold
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Filling will bubble, edges will brown perfectly
  • Enjoy


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