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.
From The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Reprinted with permission.
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
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.
Pronounced: AHSH-ken-AH-zee, Origin: Hebrew, Jews of Central and Eastern European origin.