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Ashkenazi Haroset

Directions

Haroset is a mixture of fruit, nuts, and wine, which are finely chopped or blended into a paste-like consistency. Haroset is meant to look like the mortar that the enslaved Israelites were forced to use to build Egyptian cities. However, haroset tastes sweet, which reminds us that even in bitter times, we can always find something sweet in our lives and that bitter times are eventually followed by the sweetness of salvation.

Place the apples and walnuts into a large bowl. Combine the cinnamon and sugar; then sprinkle over the apples. Stir in the sweet wine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving.

Ingredients

  • 6 apples, grated
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweet red wine

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