Passover Haroset

Passover haroset

Eastern European-style haroset (sometimes spelled charoset) is a sweet condiment served as part of the Passover Seder served with matzo. It’s made essentially of apples, walnuts, and wine; proportions may be varied to taste. One of the important symbolic dishes of Passover, it represents the bricks used by the Jewish slaves to build Pharaoh’s cities. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Makes about 2 cups

  • 2 large sweet apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sweet Passover wine
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons agave nectar or other sweetener, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch each: nutmeg, allspice

Combine all the ingredients in the container of a food processor. Process until coarsely pureed. Store in an airtight container until needed.

Nutrition information
Per 2-tablespoon serving: Calories: 49;  Total fat: 3g;  Protein: 1g: Carbs: 5g; Sodium: 1mg

Passover haroset recipe


Passover apple and walnut haroset


4 comments on “Passover Haroset

  1. Ofra

    נאוה, המתכונים נפלאים, אבל את לא כותבת לכמה מנות הם מתאימים…

    Nava, your recipes are great… But you don’t say for how many servings they are…. At least I can’t see it…

    Chag sameach!

  2. Nava Post author

    Thanks, Ofra, and Chag Sameach to you, too! It does say that it makes 2 cups. It’s hard to say how many servings, as some guests might have a mere tablespoon, others, a quarter cup. But I’d say that this safely makes 8 servings. Hope that helps!

  3. Shannon

    Can you use sweet Passover grape juice if unable to use alcohol? And can you use sugar instead of sweetener?

  4. Nava Post author

    Hi Shannon yes to both questions. Most importantly, it needs to please your own palate! For the photo shoot a few weeks ago we used pomegranate juice instead of Passover wine, as I generally don’t keep it laying around, and it was really good that way. Enjoy!

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