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By MJBI Staff

Many variations of charoset, a traditional fruit/nut mixture representing the brick and mortar of Egyptian slavery,  is found on Jewish seder plates around the world.  Similar apple/nut recipes such as this one are especially common on Passover tables in the United States. While a small amount of symbolic charoset is required per person for the meal, go ahead and make plenty– you’ll want to add this favorite recipe to your passover dinner dessert menu!


4 apples, preferably tart, such as Granny Smith (you can leave the peel on or take off)
6 oz walnuts, pecans, or almonds
4 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
3 tablespoons grape juice or kosher red wine (sweet)


Finely chop apples and nuts.
Mix all ingredients (nuts, apples, seasonings, honey, liquid) together.
**For an added twist, raisins or other finely chopped dried fruit can also be included in mixture.
Refrigerate until served.
Allow one tablespoon per person for the seder plate–but people will want more for dessert!