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How To Make Hamantashen With Your Children

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© 2000 Lisa Katz

Hamantashen is a triangular, filled pastry which is traditionally served on Purim.  Making hamantashen with your children is a fun way to celebrate Purim and to create special Jewish holiday memories.

Difficulty Level: easy    

Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Prepare 2/3 cup margarine (room temperature), 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 cups flour, pie filling.
  2. Blend margarine and sugar thoroughly.
  3. Add flour and orange juice, alternating.
  4. Refrigerate batter for a few hours.
  5. Roll out dough as thin as you can.
  6. Cut out 3-4 inch circles. You can turn a glass upside down on the dough to make the circles.
  7. Put a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each circle.
  8. Fold up 3 sides to form a triangle (Overlap the sides so only a little filling shows through the middle).
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes (bake until golden brown, but take out before the filling boils over)


  1. Poppy seed is the most traditional filling.
  2. Other popular choices are cherry, apple, and prune pie fillings.
  3. Some newer fillings which people use these days are peanut butter and chocolate.

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