6 Fillings for Your Hamantaschen

Celebrate Purim with all different types of delicious fillings
6 Fillings for Your Hamantaschen


Whether you like sweet or savory, or something in between, we’ve got the filling for every type of Purim party.

Poppy Seed Filling. The go-to filling for hamantaschen. Lemon zest, honey, and apricot preserves brighten up this poppy seed filling.

Rugelach and Hamentaschen

Ben Fink

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.


Jane Bruce

PB & J Filling. Take the jam-filled hamantaschen one step further and add peanut butter (or any other nut butter) to the jam filling.

Peanut Butter


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.

Tomato and Goat Cheese


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.

Chocolate Hamantaschen


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.