Aunt Phyllis' Passover Haroset/Charoset

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This was delicious! This will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. This is a Sephardic type of Haroset.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quarter, peel and core apples.
  2. Grind or chop together apples, raisins, dates and nuts. (Aunt Phyllis usually chops everything in the food processor and then further chops it in a wooden bowl).
  3. Add ginger, cinnamon and enough wine to make a spreadable, but not too liquid, mass.
  4. Let "ripen" in refrigerator serveral hours before serving.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I made the typical (for us) Charoset with just apple and walnut as well as this one. This one wins with everyone except my youngest who doesn't like rasins. Only change I made was to use grape juice rather than wine. I made it a day ahead and it was wonderful and still wonderful today for lunch. I may even make this one throughout the year. Thanks for posting.

Ilysse March 31, 2010

I made this last year and I'm finally getting around to rating it as it was fabulous. Even my MIL who makes her own wonderful charoset enjoyed this. I used ground nuts and date spread so I didn't have to bother with the food processor and just added chopped apples and the rest. I loved this!

scancan March 25, 2008

Made this recipe for forty people. Added dried figs and cherries. Everyone loved it! It was a big hit. We had a bit left over and will be making them into a filling for date bars.

LonnieSkiles April 23, 2011