Make The Best Easy Apple Pie Hamantashen: Kid Tested And Approved
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What Are Hamantashen?
Hamantashen are cookies traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim. They are triangle shaped and are meant to resemble Haman's hat. Haman, from the biblical Book of Esther, tried to destroy the Jews and failed. To commemorate this, we have the festive holiday of Purim, where hamantashen are eaten, costumes are worn, wine is drunk, and acts of charity are required.
Initially, hamantashen were made with fruit fillings, apricot and prune, or poppyseed filling. Now hamantashen are made with a wide variety of fillings both sweet and savory. I hope you enjoy my take on traditional apple pie with icing.
- 2 large apples
- 1 package pre-made pie crust
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Cube the apples into small chunks (about 1/4 inch). Saute the apples with 2 tablespoons of butter until they are softened. Add the cinnamon, salt and maple syrup and cook until the syrup is reduced.
- Roll out your pie crust. Using a drinking glass, cut as many circles of crust as your glass allows. Put a teaspoon of filling in the the middle of the crust to make a triangle and seal the crust. (Don't put too much filling in the crust; it won't hold it's shape.)
- Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 14 minutes. Let cool.
- Mix your powdered sugar and milk to make the icing. Drizzle over each cookie. Enjoy!
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||63|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 7 g||11%|
|Carbohydrates 25 g||8%|
|Sugar 14 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 0 g|
|Sodium 125 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Homemade Pie Crust
If you have a bit more time, or simply prefer homemade, here's a pie crust recipe to get you started.
- ¾ cup shortening
- 2¼ cups flour
- ½ cup cold water
- In a large mixing bowl, cut shortening and flour together.
- Then add water and stir with a fork until it forms a ball. If there's still flour at the end, add water, a teaspoon at a time. You want the dough to be stiff, not sticky, so be careful not to add too much water.
- Divide in half. If you're only using half, you can freeze the other half now. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
Mix it up and try some of these flavors:
Feta, tomato, spinach
Taco meat filling
© 2016 Chantelle Porter