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Make Vegan Hamentashen at Home for Purim!

Posted on March 07, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


Below is a vegan recipe for Hamentashen from The Lowfat Jewish Vegetarian Cookbook, by Debra Wasserman. Hamentashen is the popular baked treat served during Purim, which starts the evening of March 11th in 2017. If you are unable to purchase prune or poppy seed filling in your local supermarket, simply purée a few pitted prunes with a little fruit juice. You can also use puréed apricots as a filling.

Serves 15

1-1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water
½ cup applesauce
3 Tablespoons orange juice
5 Tablespoons prune or poppy seed filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the ingredients, except the filling, together in a large bowl. Knead dough for a few minutes. Separate into 3 balls. Cover balls of dough with a slightly damp towel and refrigerate for about 3 hours. Remove from refrigerator and roll balls of dough out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out approximately 15 four-inch rounds. Place 1 teaspoon prune or poppy seed filling in center. Form a triangle out of the rounds of dough by folding in edges, but still leaving some space in the middle of the dough for the filling to remain mostly uncovered.

Lightly spray a baking pan and place the hamentashen on the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until dough is brown. Serve.

The Lowfat Jewish Vegetarian Cookbook is a vegan cookbook published by The Vegetarian Resource Group and can be purchased here: VRG book Catalog

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