Photo: Thomas J. Story
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 8 (makes 4 cups) (serving size: 1/2 cup)

An inextricable part of the Seder, haroseth represents the mortar that the Jews were forced to work with as slaves in ancient Egypt. Recipes vary widely, depending on region; this one leans toward the Mediterranean, with its dates and warm spices. It was given to us by Tanya Holland, chef-owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side Baking Co. in Oakland.

How to Make It

Step 1

Chop 1 1/2 apples into 1/2-in. dice. Coarsely chop remaining 2 1/2 apples, put in a food processor with all remaining ingredients except sliced almonds, and pulse until blended but still quite coarse.

Step 2

Turn mixture into a bowl and stir in diced apples. Sprinkle with sliced almonds just before serving.

Step 3

Make ahead: Up to 1 day (except toasted almonds), chilled.

Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side Baking Co., Oakland

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