Passover: Ashkenazic-Style Seder/ Vegan Recipes

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. This makes about 2 cups and goes a long way as a spread for matzo. Photos by Evan Atlas. 

Passover Haroset
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Recipe type: Passover
Cuisine: Jewish
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Serves: 12
 
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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the container of a food processor.
  2. Process until coarsely pureed.
  3. Transfer to a serving container and serve at once, or 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

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Ofra
    April 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Nava
      April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

      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!

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    Shannon
    March 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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

    • Reply
      Nava
      March 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      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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