Tuesday, April 03, 2007

So it's passover tonight and I'm again making Charoset because we all agree that mine tastes the best. This is a special food that is specifically for the passover Seder and is meant to resemble the mortar used by the children of Israel during their period of slavery in Egypt, it is eaten in remembrance.

However, I always make a massive batch of Charoset because once the meal is over it is rapidly consumed by everyone on Matzos until it runs out. I just realized as I was making it that not only is it tasty, it's a pretty healthy snack to serve at any time of year, so here is my recipe.


6 or 7 apples cored and peeled and then finely pureed, or a 14 oz jar of sugar free organic apple sauce.

1-2 cups of almonds, walnuts, pecans, combined, or just one kind of nut.

1 cup raisins or dates

the seeds from 10-15 cardamom pods

1 tsp cinnamon

(Tradition calls for the ingredients to be held together and sweetened with wine or honey so I add a little bit of each in honor of this, but you don't need it for every day snacking.)

In a blender grind the nuts and cardamom until they are a fine powder, pour out and combine with the pureed apples. Next puree the raisins until they are in small pieces also, add to the apples nuts and cardamom. Stir in the cinnamon and serve on matzo crackers, or any cracker.

Store in the fridge. Eat within a couple of days.

This recipe tastes great and is full of fiber protein and nutrients.

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