My FAVORITE Passover Charoset

If you’ve never made, tasted or heard of charoset then head to the store and get these simple ingredients. It’s traditionally served at passover seders (usually in a paste-like consistency) to represents the mortar that the Israelites used to bond bricks when they were kept as slaves in Egypt.

I’ve been the “charoset maker”  for our family passover seders for years and this is my go-to recipe because everyone loves it and it can be quite addictive.

passover charoset recipe how to make

This charoset is chocked full of sweet and tart apples, raw honey, crunchy walnuts, brown sugar , and  warm spices of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. For passover, I always add in some sweet Kosher red wine.

There is no need to wait until passover or until your Jewish friends invite you to a seder to enjoy this charoset, make it anytime you’d like! I like to serve this throughout the year with homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips! Yum!

Watch my make my favorite charoset from start to finish!!

passover apple charoset recipe

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My FAVORITE Charoset
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This chunky, passover charoset is truly addictive! Chocked full of diced apples, raw honey, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and Kosher wine
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 2 gala apples
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1½ Tablespoons raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3-4 Tablespoon sweet Kosher red wine (I used Manischewitz Blackberry wine)
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of clove
  • Brown sugar, to sweeten
  1. Peel apples.
  2. Dice apples into tiny pieces.
  3. Place diced apple in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients, except the brown sugar.
  5. Taste and add brown sugar to further sweeten.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
~TIPS~ Use a variety of apples Add in different nuts if desired Omit the brown sugar if desired, but it really adds a nice taste.


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  1. Rivkah says

    Hey Monique & family!

    Love this recipe – try toasting the walnuts sometime – a lovely addition to your very good Charoset recipe!

    L’shanah Habah v”Yerushalayim!

    Chag Sameach
    from me & Larkin in the mountains!

  2. Sunshine7 says

    Oh, and I forgot to mention, I also use “raw honey” for my charoset. It’s soooo good! Blessings!

  3. Sunshine7 says

    My dear Monique, My Family and I are also Passover observers. And like you, my absolute favorite part of the seder is the charoset. Yum! I wish you and your family a wonderful Passover, and many more to come. Chag Sameach!

  4. says

    Umm………just love the item in this passover. As i am new in passover, i just loved it.

    Wishing you a happy Passover.

    You can take a look at this passover message: on this celebration . Very unique one.

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