Ashkenazi Haroset

A recipe for the fruit-and-nut mortar of the seder plate.

On the Passover seder plate, haroset symbolizes the mortar used by slaves in Egypt. These are the classic Eastern European ingredients. Only the proportions vary.


When is Passover 2018? Click here to find out!


Watch our 1-minute video on how to make Ashkenazi haroset here. For more haroset recipes, click here.

From The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sugar or honey, or to taste

2 - 3 Tablespoons sweet red wine

2 medium-sized tart apples

1/2 cup (50 g) walnuts (or almonds), chopped

1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Peel, core, and finely chop or grate the apples. Mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Prep for Passover like a pro with this special email series. Click here to sign up and you’ll receive a series of helpful, informative, and beautiful emails that will help you get the most out of the holiday.

Discover More

Passover (Pesach) 101

What you need to know about the festival of freedom.

VIDEO: How to Make Ashkenazi Haroset

One of the most popular ways that North American Jews enjoy haroset.

Potato Kugel (Pareve)

A kosher-for-Passover potato casserole that is also a Shabbat and holiday favorite!

Sephardic Cuisine

An overview of the wide variety of food eaten by the descendants of the Spanish exile.

Ashkenazi Cuisine

European Jewish food developed along with the migration of the European Jewish community -- from West to East.

Shabbat Chicken with Dried Fruit Recipe

This go-to chicken recipe, with a glossy and delicious sauce, is perfect for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat.

Classic Potato Kugel

A grandmother's recipe offers an easy route to this classic Ashkenazi dish.