Recipe by Menachem Goodman

Sweet Potato Filling

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
6 Servings

No Allergens specified

These easy, savory hamantasch fillings are divine and will be polished off in no time. They will elevate your Purim seuda and your guests will relish them. Here is a sweet potato filling that can be used in anything, from hamantaschen to bourekas!


Sweet Potato Filling


Prepare the Sweet Potato Filling


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).


Using a knife, make a few slits in the sweet potato and wrap it in aluminum foil. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. Alternatively, cut slits in the sweet potato and microwave for six to eight minutes.


Remove sweet potato from oven or microwave and allow to cool. Remove the peel and place the sweet potato flesh into a small bowl.


Add the remaining ingredients and use a fork to mix well, mashing the sweet potato flesh as you mix. Store in fridge for three to five days.


Fill rounds of ready pizza dough with one tablespoon of filling each. Wet the edges with a little bit of water, then pinch into a hamantasch shape, leaving the center of the filling exposed. Lightly egg the outer sides of the hamantaschen. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for 15 to 20 minutes.


These hamantaschen are best served warm and not steaming hot, but my family relished the leftovers from the photo shoot at room temperature.


This makes enough for 12 hamantaschen, but it can easily be doubled.   If preparing ahead, freeze the hamantaschen raw without egging them.  When ready to bake, remove from freezer two hours before and defrost on the counter. Brush with egg just before baking and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.     To reheat prebaked frozen hamantaschen, remove from freezer the day before using. Place in the fridge to thaw completely (or remove from freezer three hours before and allow to thaw on counter). Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and spray well with cooking spray. Bake uncovered for 12 minutes on 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) to warm through.
Sweet Potato Filling

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