Sweet Potato Hamentashen


Purim is always so much fun for the children.  For those of us who have to prepare the Seuda, we can bring on fun for everyone too — even at the meal.  Here’s one idea for doing so.

Why not utilize a “Venahafoch hu” approach at the Purim table by serving dessert first!  Well, at least something that looks like dessert.  I plan to make spicy sweet potato hamentashen as my appetizer and will have them plated just a few minutes before we are about to eat.  Everyone will sit down and think I gave them dessert first — but I will really have given them a yummy beginning to what will be a delicious, festive and yom tov meal!

Spicy Sweet potato Hamentashen


2 sheet puff pastry

2 sweet potatoes

1 Teaspoon honey

¼ teaspoon Cinnamon

¼ teaspoon cumin


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 Egg

Peel the sweet potatoes and boil them until they are soft then drain them.

Once they are slightly cooled, mash them with a fork.

Add  honey, cinnamon, cumin, salt and.  Mix well.

Cut defrosted puff pastry dough into 3-4 inch round with a cookie cutter. Place the filling inside the center and bring up 3 sides of the dough to form a hamentashen. Brush circles with egg wash and bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at 350 for 20- 25 minutes until golden.

Serve warm