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Ashkenazi Charoset

Ashkenazi Charoset

This is the best charoset—it’s somewhat of a legendary recipe for most families, but the truth is, there is not much to it. 

You really don't need a recipe, but I'll give you one anyways, still make sure to always adjust to taste. 

No need to peel the apples before grating, I like a little to add to the color and texture. Feel free to buy chopped walnuts or quickly chop with a knife, however you prefer.

  • Duration
  • Prep Time
  • 1 cupServings


  • 6 apples, grated
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 1/3 cup sweet red wine or grape juice


1. Place the apples and walnuts into a large bowl. 

2. Add cinnamon and sugar or honey.  

3. Stir in the sweet wine, we like to use the traditional Manischewitz Concord Grape, but any sweet wine or even grape juice is fine. 

4. Stir well and store in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Charoset can last about 1 week in the fridge.  If your family is anything like mine, make a bit batch and enjoy on matzo throughout the week.