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.