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Charoset

Charoset with apples, walnuts and spices has a special meaning for the Passover holiday. It represents mortar used for brickmaking when the Israelites were in Egypt. The sweetness represents freedom. —Gloria Mezikofsky, Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Gala or Fuji apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sweet red wine or grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Matzo crackers, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss apples and walnuts with wine. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apple mixture and toss to combine.
  • Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour before serving. If desired, serve with matzo crackers.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without matzo crackers): 116 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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