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Serves8-10 people
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Charoset is a traditional part of the Passover meal. It symbolises the mortar used by Jewish slaves when they were making bricks in ancient Egypt. Typically made with apples, walnuts, sweet red wine and cinnamon. This alcohol-free version uses red grape juice instead. Along with honey for sweetness.


  • 100g walnut halves
  • 2-3 apples, approximately 300g
  • 2-3 pears, approximately 300g
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 100ml red grape juice, plus 1-2 tbsp to serve
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Matzo crackers, to serve

Prep: 25 mins + chilling | Cook: nil

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1. Finely chop the walnut halves and scoop them into a mixing bowl. Peel and core the apples and pears. Dice them and add to the bowl.
2. Add the honey, red grape juice and cinnamon. Stir well to mix. Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hrs.
3. When you're ready to serve the charoset, remove from the fridge and let it sit for 30 mins. Stir in 1-2 tbsp extra red grape juice to loosen it. Serve with matzo crackers.
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