Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment One: Charoset
In this week before Passover, we'll be featuring favorite Passover recipes shared by Akiba-Schechter families, all of which have been collected by Mrs. Brackman's 3rd/4th graders in this beautiful Passover cookbook.
First up is the Allender Family, who share their recipe for Charoset, a relish that is one of the key features of our Seder plates. Charoset symbolizes the mortar with which the Jewish slaves in Egypt had to build Pharaoh's cities.
1 cup nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans or a mix)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons grape juice or wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut apples in half and remove the core, then cut them into chunks. Chop nuts with a knife or pulse them in a food processor until they are small pieces. Add apple chunks to the food processor with nuts, cinnamon, honey, grape juice/wine and salt. Pulse processor until the apples are chopped very small and all ingredients are combined in a chunky salsa texture.
Remove about 3/4s of the mix to a serving bowl, then run the processor on full speed until the remainder of the Charoset is a paste of finely mashed consistency. Mix the paste into the chunks. Try it and add more honey and salt to taste.