Who says homemade Hamantaschen has to be complicated? This delightful recipe takes the stress out of baking these traditional Purim treats by using a store-bought shortcut: premade pie crust!

In under 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of delicious Hamantaschen bursting with your favorite flavors. There is no need to fuss with making dough from scratch—simply grab a box of refrigerated pie crust, and your creativity will take over. This is a perfect recipe if you’re baking with the kids!

All you’ll need are a few pantry staples and your choice of fillings, like apricot jam, raspberry preserves, or even a decadent chocolate hazelnut spread.

Using a cookie cutter, you’ll transform the pie crust into circles. A dollop of your chosen filling goes in the center, and with a simple fold and pinch, you’ll create the iconic triangular Hamantaschen shape. Did somebody say, “Boo Haman?!.” An egg wash and a sprinkle of sugar add a touch of shine before they hit the oven for a quick bake.

The result? Tender, golden pockets bursting with flavor – a delightful treat that everyone will love. These Hamantaschen are perfect for celebrating Purim, sharing with friends and family, or simply enjoying a sweet treat whenever the mood strikes. So ditch the intimidation factor and embrace the ease of this recipe. You’ll be surprised at how simple and satisfying homemade Hamantaschen can be!

How to Make Hamantaschen with Premade Pie Crust


  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (store-bought)
  • 1 jar of your favorite jam or filling (apricot, raspberry, prune, chocolate hazelnut spread, etc.)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Unroll one pie crust at a time on a lightly floured surface.
  • Using a 2-inch or 3-inch round cookie cutter (or a drinking glass), cut out circles of dough. Re-roll scraps as needed to use all the dough.
  • Place a dollop of your chosen filling (about ½ teaspoon) in the center of each dough circle.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg with a splash of water to create an egg wash. Brush the edges of the dough circles with the egg wash.
  • Fold three sides of the dough circle up and over the filling to form a triangle, pinching the edges together to seal. You can leave a small opening in the center to see the filling if you like.
  • Place the Hamantaschen on your prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between them.
  • Brush the tops of the Hamantaschen with the remaining egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar for a sparkly finish.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust with powdered sugar for an extra touch (optional).