Charosets (Grandpa's Recipe)

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Recipe by helowy

This is a recipe for charosets, a traditional food on the Passover Seder Plate. Who knows how this recipe came to be--my grandfather's family was from Russia, but the ingredients have a distinctly Sephardic tone. Many who swear they hate charosets love this recipe, and it also helps counteract certain properties of matzah ;) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do--it is a great family activity to make it, as the chopping part takes forever. We always make a double recipe because everyone wants enough to take home to eat during the holiday week. I'm totally guessing on the prep time. We make an evening of it.

Top Review by mliss29

Lovely! I'm sure I'll try these again and see how much can be done in the food processor. Many thanks to Sydney Mike for the rest of the instructions! I used grape juice instead of wine. Thank you! Reviewed for ZWT4. I upgraded these to 5 stars after an overnight in the fridge. They are great, healthy and my 1-year-old son loves them! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop apples coarsely in a large bowl (we have always used a double bladed chopper and a wooden bowl).
  2. Use a food processor to chop the other fruits and nuts (obviously this was done by hand originally, but the processor makes it soooooo much easier).
  3. Add all the ingredients to the apples and chop very well to blend.

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