Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Haroset for Passover!

Tomorrow night I'll be celebrating Passover with my family. We especially look forward to the haroset, which as a kid, I used to help make it with my grandmother and when my kids were small they helped make it! It's definitely an interesting concoction and one of those things you either love it or not. We love it! I think my kid loved it because he definitely overloaded it with the very sweet wine!

If you want to know a little more about Passover and Haroset, has an article about it with Haroset recipes from all over the world.

Wishing all who celebrate a very Happy Passover!

Haroset for Passover
Printable Recipe

This is a traditional Ashkenazi (Eastern European) recipe. 
Everything to taste, more or less!
makes about 5 cups

4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced (I used 2 Granny Smith, 2 Braeburn)
1 1/2 cups walnut halves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sweet red wine such as Manischewitz Extra Heavy Malaga (I also use the Concord Grape)
1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 - 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, white sugar OR honey (I use white sugar)

Put everything in the bowl of a food processor and pulse it as coarse as you like. Just be careful not to overprocess.

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  1. That looks real good. Happy Passover to you and yours!

  2. It sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

  3. yum! So nice your make the traditions special.

  4. I'm unfamiliar with haroset, Carol. I assume from the photo you serve it with crackers? Thanks so much for the information..I checked out the Epicurious website.
    Happy Passover to you and yours!

  5. Thanks for the nice comments!

    Barbara, we serve it with matzoh! but crackers any time other than Passover would be nice with it! I've never made it except for Passover, I know my kids would love it anytime!

  6. I'm sure I would have loved it too with the nuts, apples and sweet wine.

    Happy Passover, Carol, to you and your family!

  7. This is new to me and it sounds very good. Thanks for the link to Epicurious to learn more about it! Happy Passover to you and your family!

  8. My family doesn't puree the haroset, we do small diced chunks. It's delicious. I might have to do half a batch in the food processor. Is there anything better than a Hillel sandwich? That horseradish with the sweet haroset...divine!

  9. I would like to try that one day.
    Great mosaic.

    A blessed Passover and Holy Week.

    "Mosaic Monday "

  10. Carol, great mosaic and lovely memories.

    Our church has held a Maundy Thursday supper for years. The menu always include brisket and haroset,

    Wishing you and your family peace, good times, good health, and happiness on Passover.

  11. Thank you for sharing this mosaic and and recipe - it looks delicious!
    Blessings to you,

  12. I'll try it..sounds good!
    Happy Passover to you and your dear family!

  13. Love hearing about your come on the link that spell it Charoset?? The recipe sounds delicious...
    Happy Passover to you and your family!

  14. Carol, wishing you and your family a Happy Passover! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. I don't remember this dish being served when I used to take care of elderly Jewish couple. Hmmm, the apples and the walnut are a perfect match.

    Happy Passover Carol to you and your family.

  16. Happy Passover, Carol. Always love to hear about cooking with Grandma.

  17. Carol, Happy Passover to you and your family.

  18. This really sounds delicious!

    You've got such a great blog name!!!

  19. Sounds delicious; love apples and walnuts. Happy Passover!

  20. I've attended many of my friend's Passover Seders and I love the sweet haroset and I like the bitter herb too --horeradish is one of my favorites! I love all the tradition throughout the meal.

    Happy Passover!

  21. I'm late in wishing you a happy Passover but am very happy you got to spend it with family even though you had to give up hosting duties this year. This recipe is a new one for me but I so love to hear of your traditions - especially cooking with grandma!


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