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Poppy seed filling in a white bowl with a mason jar of honey behind the bowl and some pecans next to the bowl

Sweet Poppy Seed Filling

Make scrumptious pastries filled with my favorite poppy seed filling. Make it and you'll see what I mean...
Course condiments
Cuisine Russian
Keyword poppy seed filling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 767kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com


  • 1 cup dry poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • Add dry poppy seeds and milk into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer (not a boil) continuously stir until most of the milk is absorbed. (About 6-8 minutes)
  • Strain the poppy seeds through a cheese cloth.
  • Using a coffee grinder, grind the poppy seeds in small batches.
  • In a bowl, combine the ground poppy seeds, honey, and walnuts. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.


Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 653mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 856mg | Iron: 6.1mg