Recipe: Passover Charoset

Charoset Recipe by Rivky Friedman, co-director of Chabad of Anthem, a local Jewish educational organization.

About Charoset

    Charoset is a sweet, pasty mixture of fruits, nuts and wine.
    It is reminiscent of the bricks and mortar made by the Hebrews when they enslaved by the Pharaoh in ancient Egypt.
    During the Passover Seder the Charoset is used as a type of relish into which the Maror (traditional bitter herbs) is dipped before eating.

Ingredients

Chunky Charoset
    1 apple
    1 pear
    1 cup chopped or ground walnuts
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup sweet red wine
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1.    Peel and finely dice the apple and pear.
2.    Mix in the ground nuts, raisins, wine and spices.
Nut-Free Charoset
    1 apple
    1 pear
    1 cup desiccated coconut
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup sweet red wine

1.    Peel and finely dice the apple and pear.
2.    Mix in the rest of the ingredients
Smooth Charoset
    Use any of these recipes and pulse in a food processor until it reaches a thick paste consistency.
Refrigerate until serving. Add a little more wine immediately before serving.

More information: www.jewishanthem.com/passover


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