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Apple Hamantaschen Galette

Try a family-sized dessert for Purim - a fruit-filled galette in a triangular shape.

DOUGH:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz. (one and a half sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 1/2 tablespoons ice water
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
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FILLING:
3 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Zest and juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Pinch salt
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 egg
Turbinado sugar, optional

Korean Braised Sriracha Brisket

I serve this brisket alongside tri-color Asian coleslaw for HanukkahPurim, and Shabbat

1 4-5 pound brisket, cut into 3-4 pieces
1 tablespoon chili flakes
1 tablespoon paprika
2 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
1 cup beer
1/2 cup orange juice or apple juice
1/4 cup Thai or Korean chili paste or Sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil

Lemon Poppy Seed No-Bake Energy Bars

These no-bake bars are a great way to pack some healthy snacks into your Purim goodie baskets!

1 cup almonds (4 ounces)
1 1/2 cups dried dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lemon, zest (and juice from only half the lemon)
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded coconut flakes, unsweetened
2-4 tablespoons water, as needed

Almond and Sesame Seed Brittle

Popular at any celebration, these petite treats are utterly addictive.

BRITTLE:
5 cups hulled sesame seeds
1 tablespoon plain (all-purpose) flour
6 ounces (170g) blanched split almonds, toasted
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SYRUP:
1 ½ cups clear honey
1 ½ cups hot water
1½ cups sugar

Queen Esther's Jaffa Poppy Seed Tea Cake with Orange Brandy Sugar Glaze

For Purim, make this cake in miniature loaf pans and pack 2 or 3 of them in each Purim basket.

CAKE:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups unsweetened evaporated milk or orange juice or half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon undiluted frozen orange juice or orange liqueur
2 tablespoons finely minced orange zest
1/3 cup poppy seeds
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
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ORANGE BRANDY SUGAR GLAZE:
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brandy (or ginger ale)
Zest of 1 orange, finely minced
1/2 cup sugar