Charoset is a combination of fruit and nuts made into a roughly chopped paste and is typically eaten on Passover. It’s a symbolic food – in color and texture – meant to remember the mortar the Israelites used when they were enslaved in Ancient Egypt.
There are many ways of making charoset, including my families version. In our family recipe book, it actually uses wine instead of grape juice but I prefer the grape juice in this case, and it also makes it kid friendly.
Chopping and peeling the apples is the longest part of this recipe, which isn’t saying much since it only takes 10 minutes. This is one of those dishes I would recommend making instead of buying as it always tastes better fresh and homemade.
I hope you get to enjoy this at Passover this year with your families! Let me know how you like it!
Apple Walnut Charoset
- 2 large apples, peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 cups walnut pieces
- 1/2 cup grape juice
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- Matzo, for serving (optional)
- Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve (with matzo, if you like)!