Passover Haroseth

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Haroseth is one of the six traditional items on the Passover plate. It has numerous variations, but the fundamentals include fruit, nuts, and sweetened wine. It’s usually served on matzo.


  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • One large apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • One large pear, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried figs
  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1 teaspoon orange or tangerine peel
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 tablespoons sweet Passover wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Dry roast nuts in a skillet, stirring frequently. Allow to cool, and then chop into small pieces.
  2. Combine apples, pears, figs, and dates in a food processor. Pulse until well blended. 
  3. Stir citrus peel, spices, wine, honey, and chopped nuts into fruit mixture. If combination becomes too dry, add more honey or wine.


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