6 Fillings for Your Hamantaschen
Poppy Seed Filling. The go-to filling for hamantaschen. Lemon zest, honey, and apricot preserves brighten up this poppy seed filling.
Jam Filling. What you find in the hamantaschen gift basket your mother sends you. You’ll feel like you’re being slightly healthy because they’re filled with fruit and not chocolate. Strawberry, raspberry, or apricot jam… the world is your jam-filled oyster.
PB & J Filling. Take the jam-filled hamantaschen one step further and add peanut butter (or any other nut butter) to the jam filling.
Tomato and Goat Cheese Filling. Savory hamantaschen are underutilized throughout Purim; be the person who makes a savory batch this year. Think of your hamantaschen as a mini savory galette and fill it with herbed goat cheese and slices of tomato, or any other savory combination your heart desires.
Apple Pie Filling. If you can put it in a pie, you can put it in hamantaschen. Yes, that means pumpkin pie works, too.
Chocolate Filling. The kind of hamantaschen all other hamantaschen want to be. Chocolate-filled is a classic and loved by almost everyone. Place a few chunks of coarsely chopped chocolate in the center of the dough before you bake.
This story was originally published on March 3, 2015.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and firmly believes that poppy seed hamantaschen filling is the only filling. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.