Oh hai, Sunday Sweet/Oscar Sunday.
It’s the gay superbowl, so I’m obviously quite pressed for time. It’s also Purim, it’s also Sunday Sweet. I still have to get to the gym. Let’s call this post an “almost all food/very little content” post because that is precisely what it is.
Every year in the grocery stores, you see a wealth of a triangular cookie called a “hamantashen” they’re so named for “Haman” aka dude who wanted to off all the Jews by the hand of the Persians, and was soundly defeated by the Jews under the leadership of Mordechai and the awesome steadfastness of Esther the faster.
The cookies or “hamantashen” eaten on Purim is essentially the Jewish People saying “you want to kill us? meh! not going to happen, so I’m going to eat a cookie.”
You look thin; eat something.
Perhaps these apple pie hamantashen.
Apple Pie Hamantashen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake snack dessert kosher dairy-free
Ingredients (18 hamantashen)
for the crust
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 stick earth balance spread COLD (or butter if you’re going dairy)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup ICE COLD orange juice
- zest of one orange
- 1/2 tsp salt
for the filling
- 2 extra large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2″ dice
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water for egg wash
for the crust
in a food processor, pulse butter, flour, salt, sugar, and zest together
slowly add liquid until it combines
roll out onto a floured surface until 1/4″ thickness
cut into 2 1/2″ circles (I use a juice glass)
place rounds onto a sprayed cookie sheet
stir together all ingredients
preheat oven to 350
place 1 heaping tsp of filling onto each round and pull up three sides around filling to form triangle, pinch corners to seal
brush with egg wash
bake for 15mins or until golden brown