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Catholic Recipe: Poppy-Seed Filling


  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • Details

  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Israel

Also Called: Mohn


Wash poppy seeds thoroughly with boiling water. Drain. Place in top of double boiler, add 1 cup water, and allow to steam over very low flame for 2 hours. Occasionally add a little more water to seeds during steaming. Drain the seeds and grind in food chopper, using finest blade. Mix ground seeds with other ingredients and fill pastry shells.

Recipe Source: Feast-Day Cakes from Many Lands by Dorothy Gladys Spicer, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960
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