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How many ways are there to bake hamantashen? Probably more than you think. Plus kreplach and a host of other delicious Purim recipes.

Purim Recipes

Purim Recipes


As the day that celebrates the salvation of the physical existence of the Jewish people, Purim is the most physical of the festivals. Its observances include giving gifts of money to the poor, sending food portions to friends, and eating a sumptuous meal accompanied by plentiful drink in the closing hours of the festival.

Hamantashen and kreplach, both with their fillings hidden inside, allude to the hidden nature of the Purim miracle. On a lighter note, the three-pointed hamantashen are said to evoke Haman’s three-pointed hat or his triangular ears.

In addition to recipes for these two Purim traditions, we have included a number of recipes you can use for the Purim feast.

The other day someone asked what my plans are for Purim. I think, like every other parent of food-allergic children, my heart skipped a beat and sunk to my feet . . .
Since I only have eyes for kosher, homemade and natural, Purim is perfect time to send a select few some fabulous, homemade, fun and useful goodies...
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Pavle Stanimirovic Sunny Isles Beach March 10, 2017

Happy Purim celebrate life and enjoy life with love .2017

Anonymous LONDON March 10, 2017

purim food Anyone heard of bobs, this a most probably the yiddish name for it, it is a broardbean, brown with a black line in it. You boil them and pepper them and eat them cold during the seuda. Anyone know where they can be bought? Reply

Joyce Silverstein Coram, NY February 3, 2017

does anyone have a recipe for (Poppy seed) mohn and onion cookies? If so, I would appreciate a copy of it. Thank you in advance for your kind help. Reply

Anonymous March 23, 2016

Happy Purim and Happy Birthday Katie!! Reply

Jerusalem Grandma Rose 😉 Jerusalem Israel March 3, 2015

Anonymous Phoenix Gefilte Emergency You want to add 1/2 C sugar to boiling water, handfull of fresh dill, one onion cut into two pieces, a bit of black pepper . Add fish and cook as usual. You should be fine Reply

Anonymous Phoenix , az via March 2, 2015

please give me an advice. I did buy Gefilte fish frozen one but by mistake (sugar free). How should i cook it to make it test good like regular gefilta fish. How many honey or sugar should i put in water to boil the fish. Please need help as soon as possible. Reply

Carole Rosenthal March 27, 2014

Okay, I am going to give this a try! My bubbie (I am one now-i.e., grandmother) made a flat apple pie on a cookie sheet. It was a cross between a cookie & strudel dough, and it was sliced and eaten by hand. Does anyone have such a recipe. I would very much appreciate a recipe I could use.

Thanks so much!!!!! ~ Carole Reply

Anonymous Cincinnati March 16, 2014

Purim in my opinion is one of the most holy days for the Jewish people it shows gods love for women yes but all,mankind Reply

Anonymous Wisconsin March 14, 2014

Hamentashen Years ago my mother used to purchase hamantashen on the west side of Chicago. Does anyone have a recipes for yeast hamantashen? I could taste them now. Thank you in advance. Reply

Mary B. Goouch Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 12, 2014

Kosher Cream Cheese in Canada? YES !!! I am replying to Janice Barley's comment about Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

I'm not sure why the comments are from previous years but I wanted to inform the readers that there are many Kosher Cream Cheese products sold in Toronto.

I am not Jewish but I often purchase Kosher Products, including Chicken, because I prefer the taste and know that they are "clean".

I live in an area of Toronto where many Orthodox Jews live. The most popular Cream Cheese available everywhere is made by WESTERN CREAMERY (certified Kosher). The taste and texture is far superior to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. There are also numerous Jewish Dairy Stores in Toronto: Daiter's and United Bakery that also sells the best Pea Soup and Cheesecake in the city. Reply

janice Barling Canada March 3, 2013

yeast hamentashen Ii am searching for the old-fashioned South African recipe for yeast Hamentashen with Poppy seed (mon) filling or cheese filling. Does anybody have the recipe and also, I live in Canada so what cheese would you use for the filling as Philadelphia cream cheese just doesn't cut it.
Hope something can help

Janice Reply

Ermelinda Washington February 23, 2013

I want to thank everyone for their comments. Very informative. Reply

seula scotti West Hollywood, L.A. CA via February 25, 2010

Hamantashen Have to buy them... mine are not as good as were my mom's... wonder which bakery in L.A. is the best one to buy these..... Reply

Maryanna North Augusta, sc March 23, 2009

Our bible study Purim celebration My bible study just finished studying Beth Moore's "Esther: It's Hard Being a Woman" study and we are bringing in foods eaten during Purim to end our study. I've really loved this study and have loved looking through these wonderful recipes. Thank you for sharing! Reply

Audrey Adelaide, Australia March 10, 2009

I am a Christian and always looking for ways to celebrate things/people Jewish! A visiting Professor from Jerusalem drew my attention to the Purim celebration. So I made Hamanstaschen as an after-school snack for the first time. They were really popular! I reminded the children about the story of Esther. Remembering is s---o important! Reply

Ruth Rachel Anderson-Avraham Virginia Beach, Va March 9, 2009

Thank You! For these beautiful recipes!

I made my Hamentaschen last night, and am fasting today...looking forward to being able to enjoy!!! ;.) Reply

Carole Rosenthal Seminole, Florida March 9, 2009

Remember It is so nice to see our religion and its customs on the web, such a modern vehicle for recognition and remembrances!
Happy holidays! Reply

marianne juliette wilson houston, texas February 20, 2008

we are not jewish but when my kids were little, i used to make hamantashen for purim w/ prune filling & talk about the great queen ester. thank you for your web. i love it! alphamom10 {i had 10 children} may g-d bless you all. Reply

Lisa Providence, RI April 9, 2007

Passover Hamantashen? I know this may sound ridiculous, but I once saw a receipe in a Jewish Newspaper for Passover Hamantashen!

Unfortunately, my mother threw it away, but I thought you'd be interested. Reply

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