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Traditional Ashkenazi Haroset

Haroset is eaten during the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is a thick paste reminiscent of the mortar we used as slaves in Egypt. It is sweet to remind us that, even in times of despair, there is hope. Each tradition has it's own haroset. Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews typically make haroset with apples, nuts, honey, sweet red wine and cinnamon. The amounts below are just a guideline. In truth, I never measure for this. Feel free to adjust to your liking.

4 pink lady or fuji apples, cored and quartered
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup orange blossom honey
¼ sweet red Kosher wine
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

chef's knife
cutting board
dry measuring cups
liquid measuring cup
measuring spoons
food processor fitted with bottom chopping blade
large bowl
mixing spoon

1. Place apples in food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. Place chopped apples, chopped walnuts, honey, wine and cinnamon in a bowl and mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Yields enough to feed a small army

© 2009 by Allison Lattman

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