Laurie467's Haroset Recipe



  1. Finely chop the dates and raisins.
  2. Soak them in a bowl of hot water for several hours – or overnight.
  3. Pour the bowl’s contents – water and all – into a saucepan or kettle, peel and grate the apples and add to the pan, bringing the contents to a boil.
  4. Once the pan has come to a boil, cut the heat the a low simmer, stir occasionally (with a wooden spoon) and, as you do, mash the contents against the sides of the pan to thoroughly squash it, and to process it into a smooth, thick paste. (An electric blender may also be used, but that yields a very smooth paste – some individuals prefer it, some do not).
  5. Add about half of the almonds and/or walnuts, stir into the paste and allow the mixture to cool.
  6. Just before serving, stir in the wine.

Traditionally, this is served in a footed glass bowl. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the top before serving.

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