This is a recipe that I have adapted over the years. The origin is Sephardic and although our family is Ashkenazi, I think this is much more flavorful and interesting than the apple walnut and wine version. Our tradition is to form the Haroset into the shape of a pyramid and place it in the center of our Seder table. I place two small olive wood camels on the plate next to the pyramid.
3 cups dates, diced
1/2 cups almond, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups apples, peeled and diced
3/4 cup sweet concord wine
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1/2 cup yellow raisins, slightly pulverized in Cuisinart
1 orange, peeled and diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients and blend well. Shape into pyramid.
Pesach (Passover) is rapidly approaching and Jews from all over are scrambling to prepare for the seven day matzah fest. From cleaning homes, to buying new clothes, and most importantly preparing kosher for Pesach food, Pesach really requires a lot of time in advance in order to get the best possible experience. The last challenge of preparing tasty food, that’s healthy and that abides by all the kosher and Pesach laws is one of the hardest parts of any holiday preparation. Continue reading “Getting Ready For Pesach”