Tired of the same old charoset? Go Sephardic!

After two seders, are you sick of filling your Hillel sandwich with the same old bricks and mortar?  I thought so.  About 15 years ago, I came across a recipe for a Sephardic Charoset that includes dates, figs and apricots, and I look forward to it every year.  The recipe makes plenty for two seders with enough left over to eat with cream cheese on matz0 for the next 8 days  – or for however long you feel like eating matzo. Happy Passover!

SEPHARDIC CHAROSET

1 lb. dates, pitted and chopped

1/2 c. dried figs, chopped

1/2 c. apricots, chopped

4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped

1 c. kosher red wine

1 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/2 t. ground cloves

1 c. pecans (chopped)

Put chopped dates, apricots, figs, apples, wine and spices into a saucepan.  Cook on medium, stirring often, for 20 -30 minutes until the apples cook down and the mixture becomes a paste.  Cool and add pecans.

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