Sephardi charoset

Traditionally, Sephardi charoset is made to celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover. The dessert wine, sweet dates and fragrant cinnamon give it a festive feel

Sephardi charoset


    • STEP 1

      Heat 100ml wine or grape juice in a pan. Bring to a simmer and add the dried fruit and cinnamon. Simmer gently until the liquid is syrupy and the fruit tender, about 5-6 mins. If the liquid evaporates before the fruit has softened or starts to dry out, add another 20ml of wine or grape juice. Turn off the heat and leave to cool.

    • STEP 2

      Tip the toasted almonds into the small bowl of a food processor and pulse until you have larger and smaller pieces, but no whole nuts. Tip them into a mixing bowl, then spoon the cooled fruit mixture into the food processor and pulse until it starts to form a paste, but still has some bigger lumps of fruit remaining.

    • STEP 3

      Scrape the fruit into the mixing bowl with the nuts and stir to combine. Add a pinch of salt and taste, adding more cinnamon and salt to taste, if you like. Will keep for several days in an airtight container.

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