A fruit and nut dish traditionally eaten at Passover, charoset represents the mortar which the enslaved Hebrews used when constructing storehouses and buildings in ancient Egypt. (I love food history!) Ashkenazi recipes usually contain apples, raisins, cinnamon, and honey, while Sephardic often include dates, oranges, and apricots. Since I'm both Ashkenazi and Sephardic, this hybrid charoset combines elements of both traditions -- but without the usual nuts, since both my son Lennon and I are allergic to them!
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