Apple Pie Hamantasch…A Coconut Oil Recipe.

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Happy Rosh Codesh Adar!

yesterday I spent the whole day testing out Hamantasch recipes.

my kitchen looks like Blizzard Nemo landed a direct hit…center stove.

But…can I tell you a secret?

I really am NOT a fan of the Hamantasch… (the horror!)

I am not a lover of  the jelly (this ain’t no Chanukah jelly donut!)  and the the dough is always dry and grainy tasting.

So I decided…

time for the Sarah Purim Twist…

who says it has to be

a “traditional” Purim treat.

it’s really about the shape….right?

So….here is one of my new twist to this Purim delight

The Apple Pie Hamantasch!!

What I think will make not only a fantastic dessert to my Purim seudah

but makes a killer Shaloach Manot idea as well!!

I also am starting to really get into cooking and baking with the healthier coconut oil instead of margarine

but if you are not..

you can sub room temp margarine for the coconut oil.

Apple Pie Hamantasch

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Tip: I used coconut oil for the dough feel free to substitute margarine or butter that has been softened at room temperature if you prefer.


For the dough:

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cups melted coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. salt

ice cold water


For the filling:

2 large apples, diced small

3 tsp. sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. grated lemon peel

3 tbsp. flour


Turbinado raw sugar for garnish




Pre heat oven to 375 F. Prepare a large baking tray with parchment paper.


For the Dough:

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In a food processor add all your dough ingredients accept the water. Process until dough has just combined and is sticky enough to hold together. Use the water 1 tablespoon at a time to achieve the correct dough consistancy if needed.


Dump dough onto a well floured counter. Shape into a large ball. Cover with plastic wrap and stick into refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

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For the filling:

Mix everything together in a bowl and set aside till ready to use.




To assemble:

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Roll out dough using a well floured rolling pin. Using a circle cookie cutter or the top of a glass cut out your circles.

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Using a pastry brush egg wash both sides of your dough.

Mix together 2 tbsp. sugar with 1 tbsp. cinnamon and sprinkle onto one side of a cut out circle. Flip over .


Add a dollop of your apple filling into the center of your circle. Pinch into Hamantasch shape, making sure the apples are as secure as possible. Add a generous sprinkle of the raw sugar to the top center of your hamantasch. Repeat with the rest of your filling & dough.

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 Place onto your prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until your hamantasch is golden brown.


Serve warm or room temperature.


Garnish with confectionary sugar and a drizzle of caramel. If serving for dessert, this dish also goes very well with fresh whip or ice cream on the side.