Hold the jam: Creative Hamantaschen from ‘Joy of Kosher’

Compiled by JNS.org

We all recognize that poppy seed or jam taste when we bite into Hamantaschen on Purim every year. But given the right filling, or dough, the traditional pastry has a lot more to offer.

Hailed as the “Queen of Kosher” and the “Jewish Rachael Ray,” best-selling author Jamie Geller is the founder of the Kosher Media Network, publisher of Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and JoyofKosher.com. Geller’s online cooking videos have garnered more than 1 million views.

The following recipes, edited by JNS.org, were recommended by Geller and have appeared on JoyofKosher.com and in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine. The stuffed Hamantaschen challah recipe is based on Geller’s own challah recipe, as it appeared in her NEW cookbook “Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes” (William Morrow/Harper Collins).