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Categories: Sauces and Condiments, Vegetarian

Sephardic charoset

This wanderer has finally come home. After nearly 25 years of being a guest at Passover dinners across the country, I'm doing the cooking. I've at last accumulated all the necessary elements: the house, the table, the recipes and the ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 6 to 8
Note: Adapted from "The Passover Table," by Susan R. Friedland, and sampled in Los Angeles, Dallas and Oklahoma City. This can be doubled.
  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 sweet apple, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sweet kosher wine

Step 1Combine the dates, raisins, apple, walnuts, ginger and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse a few times. Stir in the wine.

Each of 8 servings:
162 calories; 3 mg. sodium; 0 cholesterol; 5 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 29 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 3 grams fiber.
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