Folks are doing amazing things with hamantaschen nowadays and are creative as can be. Lately I’ve seen rainbow hamantaschen as well as challah hamantaschen and even cupcake hamantaschen, which are all in good fun. If you are looking for a traditional hamantashen recipe (this one has a feminist spin), then there is no shortage of those as well.
But while you are branching out, why not make pizza hamantaschen, since the only thing that kids like as much as cookies is pizza? And you want to make them happy. After all, it’s Purim!
Pizza Hamantaschen (Pictures follow)
- · 1 package biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury or Trader Joe’s, preferably one that has flaky layers
- · 1-14 ounce can pizza sauce (you will use about 6 ounces)
- · Shredded mozzarella cheese (about a cup)
1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Open biscuit package and separate the dough into 8 rounds.
3. Peel each biscuit in half horizontally so you have 2 rounds of dough.
4. Lay them out on a work surface, and top with a dollop of pizza sauce. Do not spread the sauce, and be careful not to put too much or you won’t be able to seal your hamantaschen.
5. Top with a pinch of cheese.
6. Fold into the traditional hamantaschen shape by folding up one side and pinching the dough closed, and then lifting up the other side and pinching the other two corners closed. You should be able to see a little bit of the filling peeking through.
7. Place on the baking sheet and cook for about 9 minutes until the edges of the dough are golden brown and the pizza hamantaschen is puffed. Eat while hot, and don’t forget to be happy!