Charoset is a chopped mixture of nuts and fruits, traditionally walnuts and apples, which symbolizes the mortar used by the slaved Israelites. During the Passover Seder, Charoset is eaten with Karpas, Matzah and Bitter Herbs.
Most families pass down their recipes and vary a bit in products used and consistency of the paste. Apple or grape juice can be used in place of the wine for those that prefer that option. .
All of these recipes need to be made close to serving time or covered tightly and stored in the fridge.
Charoset Recipe 1
2 Medium - large apples
1 1/2 Cup walnuts
1 Tea. Cinnamon
1 -2 Tabs red kosher wine or juice
Peel, core and quarter apples
Put apples and nuts into a food processor until the mixture are finely chopped., Add the cinnamon and the wine and mix. Start with a small amount of wine and add if necessary to end up with a thick paste.
Charoset Recipe 2
2 cored apples
1 ¼ cup walnuts
¾ cup of kosher wine
1 - 2 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
¼ cup unrefined sugar
Chop the apples and walnut together until they are a medium chop.
Mix together sugar, wine and 1 tsp. of the cinnamon. Taste and add the rest of the cinnamon if needed.
Pour the over the apple, walnut mixture and combine well.
Charoset Recipe 3
3 large apples
1.5 cup walnuts
½ tea. Nutmeg
1.5 tea. Cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons of sugar
Peel, core and grate apples
Finely chop walnuts
Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together ~ start with smaller amount of sugar and taste
Combine all the above ingredients together, adding small amounts of grape juice until a desired consistency is reached