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Jam, Chutneys and Fillings. On Purim we remember, "It's what's on the inside that counts". That's why we have so many amazing recipes for filling your hamantashen cookies. 

When I think of hamantaschen, the first thing that comes to mind is their delicious fruit centers. That’s why I chuck store-bought jelly and canned pie fillings in favor of my own homemade versions—giving my Purim cookies otherworldly dimensions.
When most people take a bite of a hamantaschen that is completely homemade, filling and all, they don’t know what to do with themselves—the taste is that good. Once you try one of these renditions, you’ll never go back to the canned.

Poppy Seed Filling

Poppy Seed Filling

This the most traditional hamantaschen filling dating back to the late 1500s. 

Apricot Filling

Apricot Filling

Using dried apricots this filling can be made any time of year. 

Date Nut Filling

I like the mix of dates and nuts that make up this filling. 

Wild Blueberry Filling

You can use frozen blueberries to make this fresh-tasting blueberry jam. The final cookie will remind you of blueberry pie. 

Maple Pecan Filling

This recipe was created for pie pops but is equally good in hamantaschen. 

Poached Pear Filling

You will love the smell in the air when you make this filling. 

If you like your fillings a little less fruity check these out. 

Rosewater Almond Filling

Rosewater-Almond Filling

Almond paste forms the base of this fragrant filling. 

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread


This is like a homemade Nutella and makes really delicious hamantaschen filling. 

Vanilla Bean Halva Spread

vanilla bean halva

Get the flavor of halva in spread form, perfect to dip your pretzels or fill your cookies. 

Bittersweet Chocolate and Sea Salt Halva Spread

chocolate halva spread

One more flavored halva spread you will adore. 

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