If you’re under 21 and thus incapable of purchasing wine to make your charoset extra zesty, substitute grape juice and join me in celebrating Passover with these 2 delicious family recipes!
Below you’ll find recipes for Traditional Charoset and Cranberry Pistachio Charoset.
The Traditional Charoset comes from and the kid’s cookbook Matza Meals while the Cranberry Pistachio Charoset is a recipe from a family friend.
- 3 apples
- As much cinnamon as you want (1 teaspoon recommended, 2 teaspoons admired)
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (or other nuts)
- 2 tablespoons of grape juice (or sweet red wine)
- Peel and core apples. Dice them finely.
- Crumble walnuts into small pieces.
- Add nuts and cinnamon and mix. Chop if any large chunks remain.
- Add grape juice and mix again.
Cranberry Pistachio Charoset
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup of shelled pistachios
- 1 apple cored, peels, diced (or cut into chunks if you have a food processor available)
- As much cinnamon as you want (3/4 of a teaspoon)
- 1/4 cup grape juice (or sweet red wine)
- If you have a food processor, pulse the cranberries and pistachios together. If not, do your best to cut them up a bit by hand.
- Add the apple, cinnamon, and grape juice and chop up a bit more.
- Store in a bowl and refrigerate overnight.