Orange Date Charoset

A recipe passed to me by my Aunt Linda, Charoset is a traditional Jewish food eaten alongside matzah at the Passover Sedar. A combination of fruit and nuts, this sweet mix is a shame to be eaten only once a year! Stuffed charoset chicken breasts, charoset lettuce wraps or even paired alongside a bit of savory brisket are just a few of the different ways to eat this healthy side dish. 


Ingredients (makes 1 & 1/3 cup) 

  • 1/2 cup Pitted Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, seeded & sectioned
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sweet red wine


  1. In a food processor combine dates, raisins, pecans, orange sections and cinnamon.
  2. Cover and process till reaches a coarse consistency
  3. Stir in the wine and serve!

2 thoughts on “Orange Date Charoset”

  1. I made this yesterday, times FOUR for our Seder! People loved it. I don’t have a food processor down here, so tried using my immersion blender. NOT a good idea as pieces of fruit and nuts were flying everywhere! I also added a few finely chopped Mission figs, which were very good in it.
    I agree, this is too good to only make once a year!

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