The 7 Most Outrageous Hamantaschen on Instagram

From reworked classics to modern flavor combinations, there's no limit to hamantachens' potential!

The buzz around hamantaschen is rapidly catching up to sufganiyot hype, and we are here for it! Hamantaschen, however, are trickier to perfect — in the wrong hands, they can be a miserable mouthful of dry dough and flavorless filling. But when done right, these triangular cookies can reach dizzying heights. 

There will always be a place for classic flavors like poppy seed and prune, but we love it when people get creative. This year welcomed a new crop of totally outrageous, out-of-the-box hamantaschen that we can’t wait to try. We rounded up the best on Instagram for your enjoyment.

1. Barbecue Meatball Hamantaschen

Who said hamantaschen had to be sweet? We’re all about a savory rendition, and nothing looks more tempting than Miriam Pascal, AKA Overtime Cook’s, meaty, sticky, totally modern take.

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I’m not sure if there was a memo I missed, but the last 24 hours have seen my feed taken over by all kinds of hamantaschen. I guess the season has officially begun? • Well, I’m certainly not complaining. I’m just here to remind you that BARBECUE MEATBALL HAMANTASCHEN are a thing. And the recipe is in my blog. So whether you’re looking for a purim Seudah appetizer, or you want a non-sweet shalach manos idea that people will actually love to eat, check them out. ❤️ • When it comes to hamantaschen, are you team sweet, or team savory? Let me know in the comments below. 👇🏼👇🏼 • #hamantaschen #hamantashen #purim #purim2020 #jewishfood #kosherfood #kosherrecipes #huffposttaste #todayfoodclub #todayfood #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #thefeedfeed #food52 #eeeeeats #delicious #meatballs #yummy #instafood #overtimecook

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2. Black Sesame and Blood Orange Hamantaschen

The sky’s the limit when it comes to flavor pairings, and we love Whitney Fisch, AKA JewHungry’s, innovative combo. They’re dramatic, different, and sure to impress.

3. Lemon Meringue Pie Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen are a great excuse to rework the classics, and Malca Vardi nailed it with these beautiful cookies. Plus, who can resist the perfectly piped meringue kisses on top?

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בשנה שעברה היא כיכבה ….. מעניין מה ניצור השנה🤷 ממליצה לעקוב אוזן המן במילוי קרם לימון ומעל מרנג. והטעם….. גן עד #kvass_ii #lemonmeringue#lemonmeringuecookie #purim#purimcookies #hamantaschen#thekosherchef #cookies#purim2020 #fooddictionary #israelfood #jewishcreativewomen #israeli_kitchen#cookiephotography #instagram_israel #instagood #chef_book#magazine_food#food_magazinehttps://www.facebook.com/lovefromthefirstcake/ #chef💯#israli_food#gargeran#cookiesphotography#all_israel #igourisrael #ii_community #tmunot_israel#gargern #thekitch @the_best_food_in_israel @dessert_israel @liron_love_from_the_first_cake

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4. Purple Sweet Potato, Eggplant, and Cheese Hamantaschen

Pastry chef Lior Mashiach, AKA lioroooosh, forgoes the now-classic cookie dough in favor of puff pastry. These savory beauties look like the lovechild of Purim and bourekas, and we can’t wait to have a go.

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מה בעצם אני אומרת? אני אומרת שאוזני המן לא חייבות להיות דבר אחד. כבר התוודיתי שאני לא חסידה של אוזני ההמן הקלאסיות שגדלנו עליהן. השנה אני לוקחת את החג הזה ברצינות. כמו בימי בית ספר. החלטתי השנה שיהיו כאן כמה מתכונים לאוזניים ואפילו פוסט על משלוח מנות. אנחנו מתחילים: אוזני המן מלוחות, בצק עלים פשוט, עם טריק, אל תפחדו, במליות הורסות של גבינות, בטטה סגולה וחציל. המתכון המלא עכשיו בבלוג. יודעים איפה הלינק נכון? כך יעשה.

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5. Facon and Silan Hamantaschen

Carrying on down the savory route, Nina Safar, AKA Kosher in the Kitchen’s, fake (i.e. kosher) bacon and date honey hamantaschen are the decadent, salty-sweet treat we never knew we needed.

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Facon stuffed Hamantaschen topped with Silan Syrup and Candied Beef Facon! #Purim2020 is going to be tasty with @jacksgourmet & @kosherinthekitch 🙌🏻 #sponsored #jacksgourmetkosherpartner #KosherintheKitch Comment if you want the recipe 👇🏻 . . . . . #losangeles #blogger #foodie #kosher #chef #cheflife #instayum #instagood #mywilliamssonoma @williamssonoma @pinterest #mypinterest #sharemypinterest @food52 @huffposttaste @thekitchn @buzzfeedfood @buzzfeedtasty #f52grams @crateandbarrel @thefeedfeed #feedfeed #feedfeedbaking @latimes @ktla5news @thefeedfeed.baking @cbsla @homeandfamilytv @wsbeverlyhills #Delicious @thefeedfeed.baking #Purim #hamantaschen #purim2020

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6. Strawberry Shortcake Hamantaschen

Admittedly, The Culinary Trio’s hamantaschen do not fall under the “outrageous” category. But they do fall under the “delicious” category, which is almost as good. We love the addition of dried strawberries to give the cookies a real berry punch.

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My husband’s favorite cake is strawberry shortcake. To him, chocolate or vanilla cake is a waste but a the strawberry shortcake is king. When one of my son’s was turning 4 I asked my husband to pick up a cake for his class birthday party. Wanting him to be happy my husband bought what he liked, strawberry shortcake which obviously was rejected by almost all the four year olds – including the birthday boy because “ewww jelly”. But the truth is strawberry shortcake is delicious and this hamentashen proves it. This hamentashen is dedicated to my husband. By adding freeze dried strawberry chunks into the actual dough there’s strawberry in every bite. Feel free to make your own custard and jam or buy store bought, either way the outcome will be delicious. 1 batch of your favorite hamentashen dough 1 c freeze dried strawberries lightly crushed 1/2 c vanilla custard 1/2 c strawberry jam Glaze: 1/2 c confectioners sugar 1 tsp oil 1 tsp vanilla A few drops of hot water 1. Mix freeze dried strawberries with hamentashen dough 2. Mix equal amounts custard and jam and. Fill hamentashen 3. Garnish with an additional freeze dried strawberry and bake on 350 for 9-11 minutes 4. Combine all glaze ingredients until thick consistency forms 5. Place glaze in a ziplock bag, cut a small hole and drizzle hamentashen . . . . . . . . . #kosher #kosherfood #kosherfoodie #purim #hamantaschen #food #foodie #forkyea #eeeeeats #nomnom #foodporn #eatingfortheinsta #dessert #strawberry #cake #f52 #instayum #yummy #foodphotography #chefmode #noshthis #jewish #jew #gloobyfood #foodiesofinstagram #foodstagram #noshthis

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7. Cardamom Salted Peanut Hamantaschen

If we’ve learnt anything from the recent hamantaschen boom, it’s that these cookies are incredibly versatile. Carolina Gelen’s sophisticated goodies are made to be enjoyed at night, with kids in bed and a strong martini in hand. L’chaim!

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IT’S A HAMANTASCHEN PARTY! We’ve got: CLASSIC POPPYSEED, CARDAMOM SALTED PEANUT, CHOCOLATE RYE SESAME HALVA. All of them made at once!!! Yes, I’M YELLING cause you have to make these! Read all about how to make these cool cookies by clicking on the link in my bio! Also, if you’re new here: Welcome! I’m very, very happy and grateful you’ve decided to follow along! Feel free to share any dishes you’d like me to develop, any critiques you might have, and ask me any questions by DM-ing or emailing me! Thank you! . . . . . . . #hamantaschen #hamantaschencookies #f52grams #hamantashen #sugarcookiesofinstagram #sugarcookies #purim #purimfood #jewishfood #noshthis #chocolatecookies #cardamom #tahini #kosherfood #kosher #halva #bakefromscratch #purim2020 #thekitchn #poppyseed #tahinihalva @jewishfood #peanut #saltedpeanuts #sesame #sesameseeds #purimcookies #tahinirecipes #sesamecookies #chocolatehalva #tahinicookies @thebakefeed @food52 @flatlaytoday @flatlaysquad @flatlaytoday @williamssonoma

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