Posted by: jiminmontana | January 6, 2012

Charoset – Apple and dried fruit chutney for Passover

Charoset is a sweet aspect of the Passover observance.

At the Passover Seder, charoset is meant to look like and remind us of the mortar the Israelite slaves used in their building. This Israeli Charoset combines dried fruit – raisins, apricots, prunes – with fresh fruit, nuts and spices. Your Passover Seder guests will love the special additions to your charoset this year.  For a group, make some without nuts for those who have allergies.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 5 Granny Smith green apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup (250 grams) raisins
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or red wine vinegar or even 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar  with 1 Tbs grape juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (or lemon rind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Put all ingredients into a food processor. Process lightly, so that the mixture has a lumpy texture.
2. Taste and add more sugar or cinnamon if desired. Cover and refrigerate.
Modified from this link.


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