Raspberry Hamantaschen Hand Pies

Written by chanie on February 12th, 2015

I can’t believe the blogosphere is already awash with hamantaschen recipes. Is it just me or has this year literally flown by?!


Purim is one of my favorite holidays, and I’m sure it is for you too! Any holiday where we get to dress up in fun costumes, eat a nonsensical amount of candy and drink until we don’t know the difference between Haman and Mordechai is fine. by. me.

Purim is about JOY and FAMILY and TRADITION and I love to shake things up with fun and exciting recipes. Last year, my drunken hasselback salami went out all out viral and my Hamantini cocktail took a festive cookie to the next level. We can’t forget my sushi hamantaschen, baklava hamantaschen, mustache glasses, and other Purim fun, all easily accessible in my Purim column. There are some really great recipes coming up as well that I can’t wait to share with you!


As you can see, I love shaking things up, and whenever I get a chance to deconstruct a traditional holiday food, I take it and run! Hybrid recipes are my all time favorite and these hamantaschen hand pies are just the thing. If you’re not familiar with hand pies, they are basically a handheld pie made with a flaky pie crust and filled with fruit filling. They’re usually folded over into a semicircle shape, but are sometimes rectangular or even round. I’ve never seen triangular hand pies so I thought they’d make the perfect hamantasch!


My first batch was not as successfull as these beauties here. At first, I just made slits in the dough, ala classic pie, but they just looked like rustic hand pies, not hamantaschen. I troubleshooted and then these were born. And I couldn’t love them any more. They’re not only rustic and adorable, they taste AMAZING too. I think I even like them more than the traditional!


Would you believe that I’ve never made real, traditional hamantaschen? I was always scared away by those sob stories where the hamantaschen opened during baking and all the jam bled out. I also love the packaged store-bought variety that is full of additivies and junk. I mean it’s Purim after all. So if you’re gonna gorge on candy, you might as well eat a hamatasch. The real, margarine and preservative kind (so says the Paleo enthusiast lol).


While we’re on the topic of fun hamantasch recipes, here are some of my favorites from around the web: rainbow hamantaschen, funfetti hamataschen, fluffernutter hamantaschen, speculoos hamantaschen, smores hamantaschen, and halva hamantaschen. I also love the idea of savory hamantaschen, Bon Appetit‘s got a great variety from around the world.

What’s your favorite version? Share it with me in the comments below!




Related Recipes:

date and almond marzipan hamantaschen
baklava hamantaschen
sushi hamantaschen
savory hamantaschen trio
The Hamantini

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  1. Love this idea! I made pecan pie hamantaschen last year, but I cut them out of circles – love that you don’t have to fill and fold these!

    Thanks for linking to my fluffernutter hamantaschen!

  2. I love this idea, and these look delicious!

  3. Wow I love these little raspberry hamantaschen hand pies they are so adorable and a I think it will be great for purim party.
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  4. susan says:

    These hamantashen look delicious, but are you aware that fresh raspberries are very wormy, impossible to check, and according to most kashrus organizations, not allowed to eat!

    • chanie says:

      Hi Susan, no I was not aware. Thanks for sharing. If you do not eat fresh raspberries, you may use frozen. Just add a bit more cornstarch (a teaspoon dissolved in a tablespoon of water) to thicken up the juices.

  5. susan says:

    Why would you want to have a part in being machshil people to eat fruits that cannot be checked? At least keep my comment on and let everyone decide for themselves.

    • chanie says:

      I am sorry but I did not have the opportunity to approve your comment until now. It was not deliberately not posted. About the raspberries, everyone has their own kashrus standards and by using them on my blog, I am in no way endorsing the kashrus of them. I am not a Rabbi or a kashrus organization. It is up to individuals to consult with their LOR!

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