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(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Karen Feinen
Rochester, NY

This is a traditional Passover recipe but is delicious anytime.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Traditionally served at Passover seder, we had never tried charoset before and fell in love. The apples and honey are sweet with a slight hint of cinnamon. Sweet red wine is not overpowering, it almost adds a light tanginess to the fruit. Walnuts and raisins are the perfect complement to the apples. We tried this with matzo crackers and loved the savory crackers with the sweet fruit mixture. Make sure to prepare this ahead of time. It's even better after chilling for a few hours.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For charoset

  • 6 md
    apples (peeled or unpeeled), chopped finely
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts, chopped finely
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    sweet red wine - such as manischewitz concord grape (or grape juice)
  • 2-3 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make charoset

  • Apples, raisins, and walnuts in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, combine the apples, walnuts, and raisins.
  • Sprinkling cinnamon over the apples.
    Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples.
  • Adding wine to the bowl.
    Stir in wine (or juice).
  • Adding honey to the bowl.
    Stir in the honey.
  • Ingredients mixed together in a bowl.
    Mix well.
  • Charoset on matza.
    Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. This is great spread on matza or other cracker but can be eaten just as is.