Saturday, April 17, 2010

carrot and apple charoset

I know Passover's been over for a while.. but I'm not done with charoset. Here's my mom's regular charoset recipe plus a large addition of shredded carrots. Why carrots? Why not? Oh! and if you don't know what charoset is.. here's the answer thanks to wikipedia:

"Charoset, haroset, or charoses (Hebrew: חֲרֽוֹסֶת [ḥărōset]) is a sweet, dark-colored, chunky paste made of fruits and nuts served primarily during the Passover Seder. Its color and texture are meant to recall the mortar with which the Israelites bonded bricks when they were enslaved in Ancient Egypt. The word "charoset" comes from the Hebrew word cheres — חרס — "clay."

The amounts of each ingredient are totally changeable depending on your individual taste buds.
You can't really go wrong. Here's what I did:

4 red delicious apples, peeled, and shredded (what did people do before food processors?)
4 big carrots, peeled, and shredded
1-2 cups of walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup lemon juice (add a little at a time.. and stop when you think it taste perfect)
1/2 - 1 cup sweet red wine (Manischewitz, if you want play kosher)

Mix all ingredients together. Make enough to have leftovers. Enjoy!

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