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Feb 11, 2013 08:11 AM

Creative Hamantaschen Ideas

I'm working on a Southern theme this year. In addition to the traditional flavors like prune and poppy seed (not Southern but required by immutable tradition and multiple requests) I'm going to be making pecan pie and peach cobbler hamantaschen. Any other ideas that would scream "Southern"?

I've seen reference to a benne wafer hamantaschen but photos only, no recipe. And although Southern, that's an SC specialty that might draw puzzled reactions here in NC.

Thoughts, folks?

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  1. Sweet potato
    Lemon meringue pie

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    1. re: tcamp

      +1 on this. Add coconut cream to this (can make it non-dairy, too).

      1. re: pinehurst

        was gonna suggest coconut cream as well.

    2. Rocky, what about peanut butter and marshmallow filling? Stick a slice of bananna on top and call them Elvis' hamantaschen.

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      1. re: Diane in Bexley

        Holy cow, that's brilliant! I wonder if I could add some soy bacon to that...

        1. re: rockycat

          If you make those, I'm coming over!

          And, I recall asking you this, but do you have a foolproof dough recipe? I want to make a batch this year, with "help" from my toddler.

          1. re: cheesecake17

            I knew I had posted this somewhere. It just took some time to find it.


            Have fun and just make sure to re-seal the corners your kid closed before baking.

            1. re: rockycat


              Would the dough be ok in the fridge? Not sure "helper" and I will get through the whole batch of dough. Planning on finishing the hamentaschen during naptime.

              1. re: cheesecake17

                Definitely refrigerate. The original recipe doesn't say to, but I find the dough too soft to work with without refrigeration.

                1. re: rockycat

                  Thanks, will let you know how it works out.

        2. re: Diane in Bexley

          I love this idea of Elvis. I was also wondering about strawberry jam, ala biscuits and jam

          1. Maybe a variation on red velvet cookie for the pastry?


            1. All great suggestions. I'd just add red velvet cake and derby pie.