Date-Nut Haroset

A part of every seder, haroset is a thick condiment that symbolizes the mortar the Jews prepared when they were slaves in Egypt. Recipes vary but typically include fruit, nuts, and honey. The marshmallows are a relatively new addition; you can find kosher-for-Passover marshmallows in supermarkets. Use the grating attachment on a food processor to quickly shred the apple. Prepare this up to a day in advance.


4 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 51
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 11.1 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 13 mg


1 1/4 cups whole pitted dates
2/3 cup dried figs
2/3 cup dried apricots
2 tablespoons raisins
1/4 cup kosher sweet red wine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and shredded
1/2 cup kosher miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts


Place first 4 ingredients in a food processor. Pulse 4 times or until coarsely chopped, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add wine, juice, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple. Pulse 2 times to combine (mixture should be slightly chunky but spreadable). Place fruit mixture in a large bowl; stir in marshmallows and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate at least for 2 hours or overnight.