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Charoset

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

6 servings

Charoset with apples, walnuts and spices has a special meaning for the Passover holiday. It represents mortar used for brickmaking when the Israelites were in Egypt. The sweetness represents freedom. —Gloria Mezikofsky, Wakefield, Massachusetts
Charoset Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Gala or Fuji apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sweet red wine or grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Matzo crackers, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss apples and walnuts with wine. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apple mixture and toss to combine.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour before serving. If desired, serve with matzo crackers.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without matzo crackers): 116 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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  • Geula
    Sep 17, 2020

    Choroses is traditionally made with all ingredients ground or pureed- it is supposed to be the the texture of mortar. Not big chuncks

  • JUNIEW48
    Aug 30, 2019

    I HAVE BEEN MAKING CHAROSET SINCE MY MOM TAUGHT ME. THIS RECIPE SOUNDS DELICIOUS; HOWEVER, THE PHOTO THAT YOU HAVE OR THE DISH IS EXTREMELY MISLEADING AS YOU SHOW CHUNKS AND ALL RECIPES (

  • Judith
    Mar 29, 2019

    Had the genuine test I remember from childhood Passovers.

  • cooks a lot
    Mar 28, 2016

    Perfect!

  • Orbs
    May 1, 2015

    I prepared Charoset for a light lunch with Pea and Pepper Salad on page 50.It was delicious. I made it with sliced peaches. Thanks, Gloria, for sharing this recipe.