Haroset

Passover Fruit Condiment

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 ½ to 4 cups

    Appears in

    Saffron Shores: Jewish Cooking of the Southern Mediterranean

    Saffron Shores

    By Joyce Goldstein

    Published 2002

    • About

    Haroset is an essential part of the Passover Seder. This sweet fruit condiment represents the mortar that held the stones of the pyramids together. Most harosets are a paste that combines finely chopped dried fruits, nuts, wine, and occasionally fresh fruits like apples, pears, or bananas. Haroset may be cooked or uncooked. Often, North African haroset is rolled into little balls rather than served as a spread. The Moryoussef family used to wrap haroset ba