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Lemon Meringue Pie Hamantaschen

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Lemon Meringue Pie Hamantaschen light

You can make hamantaschen without making cookie dough from scratch with this simple, 2-ingredient hack using store-bought pie dough and pie filling! Thaw the dough, roll, fill, shape and let the hamantaschen baking begin. 

If you can only find frozen pie dough shells, let thaw and simply roll them out on a floured surface. 

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  • 24 cookiesServings


  • 2 frozen pie doughs, thawed completely
  • ½ cup lemon pie filling 
  • Garnish: powdered sugar, melted white chocolate, lemon or lime zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Dust countertop and rolling pin with a little flour. Roll out pie dough to ¼-inch thickness.
  3. Cut out 3-inch circles with a round cookie cutter or even a drinking glass. Place 1 teaspoon lemon pie filling in the center of each circle. Fold the left side over the filling into the center, then fold the right side over and then fold the bottom up, creating a triangle, pinch points to secure.

  4. Place hamantaschen on prepared cookie sheets and bake for about 10-12 minutes, until just golden. 

  5. Let hamantaschen cool then decorate as desired.  In the photo we melted white chocolate to drizzle and dip and finished with lime zest.