Israeli Charoset


  • 2 apples, cored and quartered
  • 3 bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal, or as needed


Blend apples, bananas, dates, walnuts, orange zest and juice, lemon zest and juice, cinnamon, and sugar in a food processor until chunky. Transfer apple mixture to a bowl and stir in wine. Gradually stir matzo meal into apple mixture, adding enough to soak up the wine; chill in refrigerator.

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