Charoset (Apple Walnut Relish)

Charoset (Apple Walnut Relish)

Pronounced HAR-O-SET, this delightful snack comes from the Hebrew word CHERES, which means "clay." It is a fruity, nutty, cinnamony snack commonly served on matzo–a simple, flat, textured cracker made of wheat and water (and sometimes a little salt).
This is my version, which is a little less decadent than some recipes out there, but still absolutely luscious!
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Charoset
Author: Mrs. Plant


  • 2 large Fuji apples washed and dried, chopped into tiny diced pieces (skins left on!)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped finely
  • 1 T coconut or date sugar
  • 1 T red wine
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t lemon juice (optional-to preserve apple color)


  • Stir all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and chill before serving on salt-free crackers or matzo.


  1. This looks heavenly! I always enjoy charoset around Passover but this is a good reminder it’s delicious all year long.

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