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Sephardic Date Haroset (Passover)


Symbolic of the mortar and bricks that the enslaved Jews used to build the pharoah's cities, this sweet food is delicious. Make enough so people can eat it with the meal.

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Pat into a serving container and cover until serving.


  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons sweet Passover wine, or more

Apple Kugel (Apple Pudding)

Apples are a traditional food and is accompanied by a prayer recited just before eating them. Additionally, apples are traditionally incorporated into the recipes of the festive meal itself

Keftes de Prasa (Leek Patties)

This is a tradition to celebrate Rosh HaShanah and also as a sign of spring.

Ashkenazi Haroset

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.