Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
A recipe rich with family tradition
Tips for successful Cherry Hamantashen
Celebrate Purim with these triangle-shaped treats made from pastry dough and filled with sweet, syrupy cherries
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cups vegetable oil
- 3/4 cups milk
- 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk for brushing
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- In a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together. Add milk, oil and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the mixer, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Form the dough into a disc and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out circles using a 3-inch biscuit cutter or martini glass. Dip your fingers in water and dampen the edges of each circle. Place 1-2 cherries in the center of each circle. Pinch the edges of the dough together in 3 points to make the shape of a triangle. Be sure that the edges are sealed.
- Brush the dough with one beaten egg yolk. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
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