Israeli-Style Charoset

By: Gerri Seinberg, RD



1 medium navel orange

1 medium navel orange

10 pitted dates

½ cup blanched almonds

1 large apple, peeled (if desired), cored and cut into large pieces

1 large banana

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ cup sweet red Passover wine

⅓ cup matzo meal


  1. Grate orange, reserve rind. Cut away white pith and cut orange into pieces. Process orange rind, orange pieces, dates, almonds, apple and banana.
  2. Stir in sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and wine.
  3. Add enough matzo meal to desired consistency mixture will thicken as it sits). Makes 2 ½ cups.


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