You don’t need to be Syrian to enjoy it, but if you are, this charoset is the number one Pesach must-have.
Next to matzah itself, there is nothing more necessary on Pesach than this charoset. In Pesachs past, I’ve packed it in suitcases and brought it with me wherever I went. It’s the reason Korech is my favorite “meal” of the year.
Dates need to be opened and checked before use.
Process dates until smooth. Stir in walnuts, wine, and cinnamon.
Add matzah meal as needed to bind.
- 1 ½ pounds large pitted Medjool dates
- ½ cup ground walnuts
- ¼ cup sweet wine
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½-1 tablespoon matzah meal, optional
- Place dates into a medium saucepan. Add water to just cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well.
- In the bowl of a food processor, process dates until smooth. Transfer dates to a medium bowl. Stir in walnuts, wine, and cinnamon. Add matzah meal as needed to bind.
We have a basic version too! See that recipe here.