Traditional Apple-Walnut Charosets

This is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish recipe. "Ashkenaz" in Hebrew refers to Germany, and Ashkenazi Jews are Jews who emigrated into Eastern and Central Europe. Sephardic Jews are from the areas around the Mediterranean Sea, including Portugal, Spain, the Middle East, and Northern Africa.

My family is part Jewish, so we celebrate many holidays. Now we are celebrating Passover. This recipe is part of your Seder Plate. It is great on matzah!

Charosets symbolize the mortar (cement) the Hebrews needed to work with during their enslavement.

  • 3 medium Gala or Fuji apples
  • 1 1/2 cups of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of sweet red wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar

  1. Lightly toast your walnuts 
  2. peel, core, and dice the apples. put in a large bowl.
  3. Take out the walnuts and let cool, then crush them with the side of your knife. put in bowl.
  4. Add the rest of your ingredients and mix until the wine is almost completely absorbed.
Refrigerate until ready to serve