Simple and Delicious Charoset Recipe

For several years now, in addition to celebrating Good Friday and Easter, our family has celebrated the Passover Seder. By understanding the traditions of this ancient feast, we’ve actually learned so much more about Jesus and about the beautiful story God began writing for His people since the beginning of time. One of my favorite parts of the Passover meal itself is something called Charoset.

Easy & Delicious Charoset

The Seder meal is a retelling of the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt after being enslaved by the Pharaoh. In addition to reading and singing about the Exodus, there are symbolic foods to help you experience the story with all of your senses. Charoset is one of these; it represents the mortar used by the Israelite slaves when they were forced to make bricks and build palaces for the Pharaoh.

Easy & Delicious Charoset

In addition to this, there are bitter herbs to represent the bitterness of slavery, parsley to represent hope, saltwater to represent the slaves’ tears, and matza to represent the haste with which the people left Israel…there was no time for their bread to rise. While I don’t particularly look forward to eating the parsley and horseradish, the sweet charoset is always a treat. Most recipes call for three apples and would serve a small family, but we typically have a full table for our Seder and we all like to eat plenty of charoset, so we make twice as much.

Easy & Delicious Charoset

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Simple and Delicious Charoset

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Author: Amy Latta


  • 6 apples: 2 each of Gala Granny Smith, and Honeycrisp/Fuji
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 T purple grape juice or red wine
  • 4 T sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  • Peel and finely chop apples.
  • Add walnuts, grape juice {we like Kedem brand}, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Mix together, then try it. If you feel that it needs more sugar or cinnamon, add to taste.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


Easy & Delicious Charoset

My favorite way to eat charoset is with lightly salted matza, but you can also enjoy it all by itself! It tastes a lot like a pastry filling, and I sometimes even eat it for dessert. If you try the recipe, I’d love to hear what you think!

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Easy & Delicious Charoset

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