Charoset – a mixture of fruits and nuts that symbolizes the mortar used by Israelite slaves in Egypt – is the Passover icon and maybe the most delicious symbolic food enjoyed by the Seder. It’s also a stunning snapshot of the Jewish diaspora, as Jewish communities around the world have their own unique abilities on charos, driven by the ingredients that are available to them.
- Figs and dates washed, dried, and cut into slices. Peel apples, cut the core, cut the pulp into arbitrary pieces. Coarsely chop walnuts and almonds, peel ginger, and chop.
- Combine apples, dried fruits, nuts, ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, and honey in a large bowl, mix well.
- Place the mixture on a cutting board and chop with a knife until a homogeneous mass. Pour wine on it and chop again with a knife. Transfer the mixture to a glass container, cover, refrigerate and stand at least 6 hours before serving.