A tasty dish eaten during the Passover Seder
to symbolize the mortar
the Chldren of Israel
used to make buildings when they were slave
s in Egypt
. Charoset (pronounced with a throaty ch, as in "Bach
" or "ach du lieber
") is made from apples, walnuts, matzo
, and wine. Only a tiny amount is needed for the seder, but much larger quantities can be prepared for the festive meal.
1-2 large apples
2-6 oz walnuts
1-2 sheets matzo
the apples and walnuts into pieces of approximately equal size.
2. Mix together, and crumble in the matzo haphazardly, in pieces about as large as the apple pieces.
3. Add wine until the whole mixture is slightly colored.
4. Mix together, allow to soak for a few minutes.
5. Taste. Add more wine as needed.
Along with maror
, charoset is one of the ingredients in the Hillel sandwich