Pumpkin Jam Cookies – Pumpkin Hamentaschen

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Last Updated on March 5, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Pumpkin Jam Cookies – Pumpkin Hamentaschen

Traditional Purim cookies with freshly made Pumpkin Jam is a unique twist to the classic Jewish cookie.

Hamentaschen Cookies with Pumpkin Jam filling

This spicy jam is a wonderful condiment that can be paired with many foods.  Eat on toast, use it as a glaze for grilled chicken or shrimp or thin it out with some olive oil and use it as a glaze for roasted nuts.

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This pumpkin jam is so versatile. I have used it everything from these cookies to Pumpkin Pork Chops to Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

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For another jam option, do check out my Mango Papaya Jam recipe here & Peach Jam !

See my hamentaschen recipe here and use the pumpkin jam as the filling.

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Hamentaschen are traditional cookies served during the Jewish holiday of Purim.  I used these cookies as the dough for these Jam Cookies.  Instead of using the traditional apricot, prune or poppy filling, I used this pumpkin jam to make these delicious pumpkin jam cookies.

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Pumpkin Jam Cookies – Pumpkin Hamentaschen

Homemade Pumpkin Jam adds a unique twist to classic Hamentaschen cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Jam
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 42
Calories: 39kcal


  • 2 cups pumpkin grated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Hamentaschen recipe


  • Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy bottomed pot and bring to a boil.  
  • Cook on medium high heat, stirring frequently for 15-20 minutes, until thickened and most of the water has evaporated.  
  • Let cool completely.
  • Make Hamentaschen recipe and fill cooks with Pumpkin Jam as desired.


If you find it is too thick when cooled, simply stir in a little water and thin it out, to desired consistency.
Nutrition Info is for jam recipe only. See Hamentaschen recipe for nutrition info of cookies.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Chef Mireille

Chef Mireille is a NYC based freelance chef instructor and food photographer. Due to her very diverse family background, she was able to travel and learn about global cultures and flavors from a young age. Her passion for culture, cooking, history and education had made her an expert on developing traditional globally inspired recipes & delicious fusion cuisine.
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