Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15 minutes



Charoset is a traditional Passover dish of apples, walnuts, wine and honey, served as part of the Seder ritual. Each Jewish ethnic community has its own variations on the dish, so feel free to adapt it to your liking! During non-Passover times, you can enjoy this tasty apple salad over oatmeal at breakfast or as a side for lunch or dinner.


  • 3 large apples, finely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup kosher red wine or grape juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped apples, walnuts and raisins. In a cup, stir the red wine or grape juice, honey, lemon zest and cinnamon. When well mixed, pour over the apple mixture. Add a pinch of salt, if desired, and toss to mix.
  2. Serve immediately, or cover tightly and refrigerate for later.

Serving Suggestions

During the Passover Seder, charoset is served with matzo. At other times, it can also be enjoyed over oatmeal at breakfast or as a sweet side for lunch or dinner.

Nutritional Information

240 calories, 11 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 125 mg. sodium, 32 g. carbohydrate, 5 g. fiber, 5 g. protein