Date Charoset

This is the recipe my father has been preparing for Passover since I can remember. It is so easy to make and so tasty, I literally cannot stop myself from licking the spoon.


  • 200 grams pitted dates
  • 25 grams (1/4 cup) ground almonds/almond meal
  • 25 grams (1/4 cup) ground walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 glass dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated, or 1/3 – 1/2 cup apple sauce


  1. In a food processor, process dates with a bit of boiling water until a paste forms.
  2. In a small pot, mix dates + wine until uniform. If very thick, add 3-4 tablespoons of water.
  3. Cook over very low heat until the batter is smooth, glossy and thick.
  4. Add ground nuts and almonds, cinnamon and cloves and cook for about 2 minutes over a very low heat, stirring. take off the heat.
  5. When the mixture has cooled slightly, add the grated apple while stirring.
  6. Transfer to a bowl with a lid and store in the refrigerator.

Happy Passover!