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. This makes about 2 cups and goes a long way as a spread for matzo. Photos by Evan Atlas.
- 2 large sweet apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- ⅔ cup walnuts
- ¼ 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.
- Transfer to a serving container and serve at once, or store in an airtight container until needed.
Per 2-tablespoon serving: Calories: 49; Total fat: 3g; Protein: 1g: Carbs: 5g; Sodium: 1mg