Haroset from Morocco
On the Passover seder plate, haroset symbolizes the mortar used by slaves in Egypt. This is a Moroccan variation on the recipe.
Put the dates into a pan with the wine, cinnamon, and cloves and simmer, stirring occasionally, until you have a soft paste. Put through the food processor if you want a smoother texture. Let it cool and stir in the walnuts.
Variation: A Libyan version is flavored with ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves -- 1/4 teaspoon of each.
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