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California Charoset

California Charoset
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Total time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour chilling | Makes about 2 cups
  • 1 large avocado (about 3/4 pound), peeled, diced and seed removed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup unpeeled almonds
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 4 pitted dates, cut in half
  • 2 pitted prunes, cut in half
  • 2 dried figs, cut in half
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal

Step 1Toss avocado and lemon juice in bowl. Set aside.

Step 2Place almonds, raisins, dates, prunes and figs in bowl of food processor or blender and coarsely chop. Add orange zest and avocado mixture and process 2 or 3 seconds more. Transfer mixture to glass bowl and gently add orange juice and matzo meal. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.


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