Purim is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about hamantashen (the triangular cookies that are supposed to remind us of evil Haman’s hat). Hamantashen, like all Jewish foods, can be made with a variety of different doughs and fillings. Family traditions are influenced by great-grandmothers who toted recipes from the old country.
It’s “pie” time for a change, so I’m twisting tradition by creating this hamantashen pie. The pie’s top crust is a veritable hat shop with its selection of triangular hamantashen. However, the whole hamantashen pie, not just the crust, tastes like the famous cookie.
The pie’s crust is hamantashen dough. It’s topped with layer of jam (lots of jam gives the pie a hamantashen feel). Next comes the berries. Using jam alone as a pie filling would yield an overly sweet pie. The berries meld with the jam during the bake to create a generally jammy flavor without extreme sweetness. Of course, the top crust is actual hamantashen cookies!
Hamantashen Pie Recipe
If You Love This Pie…
If you love the pie, don’t miss my hamantashen cupcakes!