Here at Joy of Kosher we have a plethora of hamantashen recipes! Many of the recipes are quite versatile and can be served outside of a Purim party setting. These menus are inspired by 5 savory hamantashen which work as appetizers, main meals, and of course, desserts.
1. Cardamom Scented Hamantaschen with Pear and Goat Cheese Filling: The goat cheese filling is optional; if you choose to go dairy-free try the Green Curry Chicken and Vegetable Rice as an entree. The classic combination of pears and goat cheese make these hamantaschen a great side dish. Start with Easy Zucchini Soup, followed by the main course of Grilled Salmon over Lentil Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette and the Cardamom Scented Hamantaschen with Pear and Goat Cheese Filling. For dessert, try the Almond and Olive Oil Cake.
2. Camembert Hamantaschen with Apple Cinnamon Filling: This is a fabulous sweet and savory appetizer. For the main course, try the Lemon and White Wine Broiled Sole with Cranberry Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini and Potato Salad with Arugula and Tomato. For dessert, try the Hazelnut Chocolate Chia Pudding or the Pear Applesauce Cake with Pomegranate Glaze.
3. Thanksgiving Savory Hamantaschen: Filled with roasted squash and turkey, Thanksgiving Hamantaschen are served best as part of the main meal. Start with the refreshing Miso Kale Salad, then during the main course pair the Thanksgiving Hamantaschen with Chili Garlic Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Beef Bacon. If you're not too full, try the Deconstructed Apple Pie for dessert.
4. Vegetable Samosas (The "New" Hamantashen): Vegetable samosa hamantashen make a great vegetarian main dish. The Carrot, Quinoa and Spinach Soup is a great starter, followed by the vegetable samosas with Rice Pilaf, Channa Masala and Kumquat Chutney. For dessert, try the beautiful Indian River Grapefruit Meringue Cake.
5. Pecan Pie Hamantashen: It's safe to say that the Pecan Pie Hamantashen would make a perfect dessert. I picture serving these along with pareve ice cream, but before rushing to dessert, try serving dinner too! I would serve a hearty dinner starting with a Blood Orange and Beet Salad, followed by Herb-Roasted Beef in Salt Crust with Green Beans Almondine and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes.