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!
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.