Charoset, also known as Haroset, is a dessert served during the Passover Seder meal. Read on to find some Charoset recipes for Pesach.
Passover Charoset Recipes
Charoset, also known as haroset or charoses, is a Jewish dessert made of fruits and nuts that is primarily served during the Passover Seder. The dark color and lumpy texture of charoset is symbolic of the mortar used by Israelites for bonding bricks, when they were enslaved in ancient Egypt. In spite of the grisly symbolism, charoset is associated with; it is a tasty concoction and a favorite among children and adults alike. It is often spread liberally on the Matzah, during the Seder meal. Below given are some haroset recipes for Pesach. Try them on Passover and enjoy with your family.
Charoset Recipes for Passover
Israeli Charoset Recipe
- ½ pound dried Raisins
- ½ pound dried Apricots
- ½ pound pitted Dates
- 2 cups Water
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp Red Wine (sweet)
- ¼ to ½ cup Pecans (chopped)
- Soak raisins, apricots and dates in water for an hour.
- Add sugar and water to the water-fruit mixture. Chop the mixture, 1/3 at a time, in a food processor for a minute or so.
- Put the chopped fruits in a heavy saucepan and allow to simmer for 20 minutes over low heat, or until the fruit is cooked and liquid absorbed.
- Remove from heat and allow cooling.
- Mix chopped nuts before serving.
Candied Walnut Charoset
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 1½ tsp Cinnamon (ground)
- 4 cups Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup Walnut (halved)
- 2 medium Apples (peeled, cored, and finely diced)
- 1/3 cup Red Wine (sweet)
- Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.
- Whisk together sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a bowl.
- Heat oil in a large skillet, over medium to high heat.
- Fry walnuts for 30 seconds, or until golden brown. Avoid burning.
- Transfer the walnuts to the bowl containing sugar mixture, using a skimmer or slotted spoon.
- Toss the walnuts in sugar and spread them on the baking sheet.
- After cooling for 15 minutes, chop them roughly.
- Combine nuts, remaining cinnamon, apples and wine in a large bowl.
- Cover and store at room temperature, until ready to be served.
- 2 tbsp Orange Zest (finely grated)
- 2 large Oranges
- 2 tbsp Orange Juice
- 1½ tsp Fresh Ginger (peeled & minced)
- 2 tsp Crystallized Ginger (diced)
- ¾ cup slivered blanched Almonds (toasted)
- 1 tbsp Orange Blossom Honey
- 3 tbsp Amaretto Liqueur
- Remove the membranes from the oranges and cut them into ½ inch chunks.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well and serve immediately.
- Processed items, such as dry fruits, are allowed to be consumed in Passover only if they have a hechsher (mark of rabbinical certification of kashrut), on their packaging. At the same time, Jews should undergo a careful reading of their ingredients as well, to make sure that no non-kosher item has been included therein.
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