Sunday, December 2, 2007

Charoseth (Haroset)

4 large, tart apples, chopped small
1 1/2 C spouted buckwheat and wheat mixed (this is optional but we really like it. If not desired, replace with more apples and/or nuts)
1 C walnuts, chopped
1/2 C raisins
1/4 C honey
1 T cinnamon (or to taste)
apple or grape juice to desired consistency, taste (probably up to 1/2 C)

Stir together and enjoy!

This is a variation on a traditional Jewish dish served as part of the annual Passover feast. In the Passover service it symbolizes the sweetness of hope in the midst of opposition, and is eaten directly after the bitter herb as a contrast. We decided we liked it so much we decided we wanted to make it other times as well. It works well as an appetizer or a side dish, and can be served with matzo, toasted rye bread, or just by its sweet self! :-)

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