Our take on Charoset, a classic dessert served at the Passover Seder, is so easy to put together. Incorporating orange zest and ginger give this chariest some depth, while the dates add a caramel-like note. This results in a fruit and nut mixture that’s sweet, but not overly sweet. Every ingredient can be found easily—just check the international aisle at your grocery store for the matzoh and Manischewitz wine. Dates are available pitted and usually found near the fruit or bulk nut section.

Julia Levy


Credit: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Kay Clark; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

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10 mins
10 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1/4 cup)


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  • Pulse walnuts in a food processor until finely chopped, about 10 times. Transfer walnuts to a medium bowl. Place dates in food processor, and pulse until finely chopped, about 15 times. Process until a paste forms, about 1 minute. Add wine, zest, and ginger, and process to a smooth paste, about 1 minute. Transfer date mixture to bowl with walnuts; add apple and salt, and stir until combined. Serve on matzoh.