Charoset


Charoset is one of the six parts of the Passover sedar. It represents the mortar used to make brinks while the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt. Though there are several different forms of charoset, the friend who taught me to prepare it uses a recipe similar to this one.

Wine is traditionally used but since I don't consume alcohol, and I was quite a few recipes online that did the same thing, I replaced it with grape juice.

3-4 red apples
2 green apples
1 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
large pinch allspice
dash nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 - 4 dates
1/4 c. grape juice
1/4 c. chopped nuts (optional)

In a microwave safe bowl combine the honey, lemon juice, and spices. Microwave for 20 seconds and stir until the honey and lemon juice are mostly combined. In a food processor Combine the honey lemon mixture and the dates. Process until the dates are very finely chopped. 

Chop the apples fairly small and combine with the lemon juice. This helps keep the apples from going brown. Add in the grape juice and the nuts. Allow to sit in the fridge for an hour if you can. IF not it's also good right away. 

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