Poppy Seed Filling for Hamantaschen

Total Time
3hrs
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 40 mins

Some people add 1 tbsp. finely minced lemon zest, 1/3 cup chopped raisins, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and/or 1/2 cup chopped almonds to their filling. I like mine plain!

Directions

  1. Soak poppyseeds in boiling water for 1 hour.
  2. Place in pot on stove and boil for 5 minute Drain.
  3. Cover poppyseeds with more water and boil again.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add milk to poppyseeds and boil for 5 minute.
  6. Add butter and honey and simmer on a low heat until thick and liquid has evaporated.
  7. When cool, add grated apple.
  8. Taste, and add more honey if not sweet enough for your liking.
  9. Place in mincer or food processsor and mince together.