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.