Apricot Hamantaschen
Hamantaschen are a must-eat around Purim time. You find them in mishlach manot, and the Jewish deli makes hamantaschen every March for Purim, but now you can make them at home. Start a tradition with your kids, making hamantaschen for every Purim! For other sweets straight from Israel, click here


· 2 cups dried apricot (finely chopped) 
· 1 1/3 cups orange juice 
· 2/3 cup honey 
· 1/2 orange zest (grated) 
· 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 
· 1 1/2 tsps baking powder               
· 1/4 tsp salt 
· 3/4 cup unsalted butter (cold, pareve margarine) 
· 2/3 cup sugar 
· 1 eggs 
· 1 egg white 

To make the Filling: 

Place the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until soft and the liquid is absorbed. Add water, if needed. Let cool. 

To make the Dough: 

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, egg, egg white, and orange zest. Add it to the processor and pulse to mix, being careful not to over mix. Divide into 2 disks and chill 30 minutes. 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out 2 1/2 to 3-inch disks. (You can re-roll the scrapes to make more disks.) Place a disk of dough down and place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center. Pinch the disk in 3 places to form a triangular shape with the filling still showing in the center. They will look like 3 cornered hats. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. 

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