Moroccan style Charoset

There is an old pessach song that we sing in the seder, it basically suggests how you should feel around this time of year:

“Simcha raba, simcha raba” – Great joy, great joy

“Aviv hegia'” – Spring has arrived

“Pessach ba!” – Passover came! 

Stop and photograph the flowers!  I took these pictures, while we were strolling around our neighborhood (Mid-Whilshire) this afternoon. 
There are so many ways to make haroset but this one is my favorite. It’s not too sweet like other haroset recipes . I wish you a colorful and beautiful holiday. 


Author: Shelly



  • 2 cups pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ " piece of ginger (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon marsala or any sweet red wine


  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mix for 1 - 2 minutes or until all the ingredients are finely chopped and begin to stick together and roll into a ball. Transfer the Charoset into a jar or a container and refrigerate until serving.

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  1. Your mother-in-law gave me your name and wiebste. I am a registered dietitian and work in the same hospital with her. She knew I was preparing for a presentation on the gluten-free diet. I have very much enjoyed your blog and the humor in your review of different products, including this matzo. Thx v much

  2. Hi Shelley,
    Could you please contact me offline? I’d like to ask your permission to include your charoset recipe on a website I’m developing that includes a variety of charoset recipes from around the world.

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