Poppy Seed Filling

Hamantaschen with Poppy Seeds

Poppy Seed Filling is a classic Hamantaschen filling and my personal favorite. I like making it from scratch and giving it a little extra love by adding rose water and vanilla. Be sure to try this filling in our fun and delicious Unicorn Hamantaschen recipe.


  • 1 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp food grade rose water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange


  1. In a small saucepan, combine poppy seeds, honey, milk and orange zest
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer on low until mixture thickens - about 8-10 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, rose water and butter
  4. Let cool slightly and add to a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend to desired consistency
  5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use



I prefer prune .. or fruit — lots of filling
Do make wonderful poppy seed cookies tho..

Jane Dobkin

I make mohn with egg in it. Cooks up like a custard and thickens as it cools. Everyone’s fave!

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