Date haroset

    Date haroset


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    About this recipe: Haroset is a traditional Jewish Passover dish. This haroset recipe is more of a confection, and very different from the typical apple based variety. It can be stored in the refrigerator for one week in an air-tight container.

    Serves: 40 

    • 225g (8 oz) chopped dates
    • 175g (6 oz) sultanas
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) red wine
    • 50g (2 oz) coarsely chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 50g (2 oz) icing sugar

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Place the chopped dates and sultanas in a small saucepan with the wine. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit thickens to a soft paste. Cool.
    2. Stir nuts and cinnamon into the cooled fruit mixture.
    3. Form paste into small, bite-size balls. Roll in icing sugar.

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    Scrummy. If very sticky! - 17 Feb 2014


    This recipe is in no way a 'confection.' The varieties of recipes for the Passover eve Haroset are as varied as the locations from which the families preparing them come. The North and East European Haroset does not contain dates - for obvious reasons in addition to which the nuts may be either gound walnuts or ground almonds - and the Haroset originating in the Maghreb [North West Africa] as well as from Egypt, Iraq, Yemen and Iran all contain dates in addition to Honey and Date Honey [Silan]. For a reasonably authentic Ashkenazi [European] Haroset - mix together and refrigerate:- 500gm tart apples [Granny Smiths] cored and grated but not peeled; 250gm ground almonds; 2 tablespoonsful ground cinnamon; 1 teaspoonful ground nutmeg; 1/2 teaspoonful ground ginger; Very Sweet Red [Alicante/Port style] Kosher wine to make a viscous blend - about 1 wine glassful. [In the UK Palwin No 4A or anywhere else Konditon Wine.] - 25 Apr 2016

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