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Passover Charoset

From my earliest memories, charoset was my favorite Pesach Seder dish. Charoset might look like the mortar the Israelite slaves used in their building, but it tastes like heaven. Enjoy these various recipes for Passover charoset.

All About Charoset
One of the most loved dishes on the Passover Seder table is charoset. Yes, each year we look forward to eating this lumpy, brown concoction that is supposed to look like mud in memory of the mortar used by the Israelite slaves in their building. Learn more about why we eat charoset, and discover a variety of delicious charoset recipes.

Iraqi Charoset (Pareve, Passover)
A recipe for Iraqi Charoset made with walnuts and date syrup.

Israeli Charoset with Dried Fruit (Parve, Passover)
This Israeli Charoset combines dried fruit - raisins, apricots, prunes - with fresh fruit, nuts and spices. Your Passover Seder guests will love the special additions to your charoset this year.

Israeli Charoset with Mixed Nuts (Parve, Passover)
This Israeli Charoset combines a variety of nuts - almonds, walnuts, pistachios - with fresh fruit, dried fruit, wine and spices. If you like nuts, this is the Passover Charoset recipe for you!

Italian Charoset (Parve, Passover)
At the Passover Seder, charoset is meant to look like and remind us of the mortar the Israelite slaves used in their building. This Traditional Italian Charoset, contributed by Frank Tamburello, contains dates, almonds, apples, raisins and orange juice.

Traditional Ashkenazi Charoset (Parve, Passover)
This traditional Ashkenazi Charoset for Passover Seder is made of apples, nuts, wine, sugar and cinnamon. Simply chop and mix to create this sure-fire Pesach crowd pleaser!

RFCJ: California-Style Charoset
Louise Fiszer writes: "I generally serve several different charoset and then we all vote for the best one. The Charoset California Style is a winner every year."

Epicurious: More Than Mortar
Epicurious offers some wonderfully interesting recipes for Charoset. They include Traditional Apple-Walnut Charoset, Candied Walnut Charoset, Sephardic Charoset, Fig and Port Wine Charoset, Apricot-Pistachio Charoset and Orange-Ginger Charoset.

JewishJournal.com: Judy Zeidler's Charoset Recipes
Judy Zeidler, the author of The Gourmet Jewish Cook? and The 30-Minute Kosher Cook, describes charoset and offers some eclectic ways to cook with it. She provides recipes for Chocolate-Covered Yemenite Charoset, Lamburger with Sephardic Charoset, and Chicken "Sausage" with Greek Charoset.

JewishRecipes.org: Charoset
This site offers a variety of easy to make charoset recipes: Apple Charoset, Apple-Mango Charoset, Ashkenazic Apple Nut Charoset, Greek Charoset, Moroccan Charoset, Pear Charoset, Pear and Mango Charoset, Sephardic Charoset and Yemenite Charoset.

Kosher4Passover: Charoset Recipes
Kosher4Passover provides an alphabetically organized list of many, many, many charoset recipes from around the world.

RFCJ Newsgroup: Pesach Haroset
RFCJ Newsgroup (rec.food.cuisine.jewish) archives recipes sent in from different Jewish ethnic streams (Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Yemenite, etc.) and communities around the world. Recipes posted to this newsgroup respect the basic framework of the Jewish dietary laws. The recipes separate dairy and meat, and they do not call for non-kosher ingredients.

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