★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Karen Feinen
from 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 complements 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.

serves about 3 cups
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other


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

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine the apples, walnuts, and raisins.
  • 2
    Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples.
  • 3
    Stir in wine (or juice).
  • 4
    Stir in the honey.
  • 5
    Mix well.
  • 6
    Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. This is great spread on matza or other cracker but can be eaten just as is.