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Hamantaschen, Fat-Free (P)
Source: The Challah Connection
Yield: 30 pastries

2 medium egg whites
2-1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup pear baby food
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

5 tablespoons prune and/or apricot butter

Combine the flour and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside.

In another bowl, combine the sugar, egg whites, pear baby food, orange juice, and vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture to form a dough. Shape the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray and set aside.

On a floured board, roll out the chilled dough to 1/4" thickness. Using a 2" round cookie cutter (the top of the same size water glass), cut out circles of dough. Place 1/2 teaspoon of prune or apricot butter on the center of each circle. Bring up the sides over the filling and press into a triangular shape.

Place on cookie sheets and bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until the hamantaschen are slightly brown on the bottom.

Allow to cool before serving.

Variations: Feel free to use any fruit butter, jam, preserve, or jelly for the filling. Before baking the hamantaschen, brush the dough with beaten egg white.

Posted by Shayla Goldman

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A