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.

6 dried fruits of figs
6 dried dates
2 apples
0.3 cups raw almond
0.5 cup walnut
5 tbsp. port wine
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 cm ginger root
0.5 tsp. cinnamon

Cooking method:

  1. 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.
  2. Combine apples, dried fruits, nuts, ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, and honey in a large bowl, mix well.
  3. 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.

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