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Date-Nut Haroset

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.

Cooking Light APRIL 2006

  • Yield: 4 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 51
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Fat: 0.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.1g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

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