This healthy Charoset recipe is one of my favorite foods to make at Passover. During the Seder, this sweet, fruity dish holds a special, symbolic place. It reminds us of the mortar that the Jews used to bond bricks while enslaved in Egypt.

European, or Ashkenazi Jews, traditionally use nuts, apples, cinnamon, and sweet wine for this dish. Jews of Middle Eastern descent, or Sephardic Jews, commonly use raisins, figs, dates, and sesame seeds. In general, Middle Eastern Jews have a far richer culinary tradition than European Jewry and this classic Passover dish is no exception.

You’ll find that my healthy Charoset recipe is a blend of the two traditions, and much lower in sugar than other recipes of this type.


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Servings 6


  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¾ cups currants


  • In a food processor, combine apples, walnuts, cinnamon, juices, and currants
  • Pulse briefly until desired texture is achieved
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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Made with only 6 healthy ingredients, this recipe is very easy to prepare. I love easy Passover recipes! My boys adore this dish because it’s something they’ve grown up with every year at Pesach, and it’s incredibly delicious. I usually make one batch of Charoset for our Seder. And of course, I make an extra batch for the boys to snack on. Needless to say they devour it.

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49 responses to “Charoset”

  1. Thank you for this charoset recipe, I made it for my Passover Seder and the family actually LIKED it. Because sometimes you can make something without Manischevitz!

    Question, though…I’ve been combing through your website for a rugelach recipe…would you happen to have one on here? I’ve been trying to figure out what I could make this Purim, and even though it’s come and gone, I’ve still got a craving for it!

    • Hannah, I think that would be a great t-shirt:

      Because sometimes you can make something without Manischevitz!

      I don’t have a rugelach recipe but may create one for my next book :-)

  2. Are the currants dried or fresh? I have dried, but I’m not sure if I can find fresh ones in my area this time of year. I’ve never made this before and I’m very excited to try it! Thank you for your wonderful recipes.

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