Irene Saiger’s Sephardic Haroset Recipe
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.