Lemon Meringue Hamentaschen

Each Spring the Jewish holiday of Purim comes around.  You might not be familiar with this lesser-known holiday, but you have possibly seen a Hamentaschen cookieHamen-what???  Named for the evil character Haman in the Purim story, this delightfully-not-evil cookie is shaped like his famous 3-pointed cap.

A traditional Hamentaschen is a shortbread style cookie with a fruit filling in the center.  The most traditional of the fruit fillings is prune, but you can also find apricot, cherry and poppy seed at most specialty bakeries or grocery stores.

Sassy women are definitely NOT traditional right?  So why not be creative and take our fillings away from the traditional and make them more sassy!!!  This year’s creation was one of our favorite flavor profiles: Lemon Meringue.

We have made a lemon curd Hamentaschen previously, but this year the addition of meringue made this spring-time cookie extra delicious.

A few notes before we divulge the award-winning recipe…


(Yields 2-3 dozen cookies)

Lemon Meringue Hamentaschen cut in half



Filling & Meringue Topping:



NOTE–for best results, make dough one day ahead of time so it can chill in the refrigerator overnight

Lemon Meringue Hamentaschen being toasted

Toasting the meringue