Apricot, prune, cherry, poppy or apple?

I’m speaking of hamantashen, the official baked good of Purim.

I am a lifelong fan of apricot hamantashen. I enjoy the other fruit flavors listed above, but I will always pick apricot. This, however, proved to be a challenge in the T-dot, my previous town. No matter which deli I entered, they had apple, cherry, poppy and prune but an apricot hamantashen was nowhere to be found. Without an apricot hamantashen it just isn’t Purim.

And now, a rant. I know many people enjoy chocolate. I too like chocolate. However, in my humble opinion chocolate has no place in hamantashen. I find that when chocolate chips or a chocolate kiss are used in the center is used the entire hamantashen is too dry. I’ve never had a hamantashen with the chocolate spread filling as suggested by @ImaBima on her blog and I might like to try some of the other varieties that she suggests, as long as I can have at least one with apricot filling!

I hope that you have a festive Purim! Remember to celebrate safely (and have an apricot hamantashen for me!)

And because one of the mitzvot of Purim is to give tzedakah, here is an important reminder of food issues and a great place to give, AJWS.

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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1 Response to Apricot, prune, cherry, poppy or apple?

  1. Laurie Franklin says:

    I’m with you, Ellie…no chocolate hamataschen and bring on the APRICOT!!!!

    A very sameach chag to you!!!!!!!

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