An Egyptian charoset recipe (also spelled: Egyptian charoses, Egyptian haroset, Egyptian charoseth, Egyptian haroseth, or Egyptian haroses) is a must for any charoset recipe collection. After all, ancient Egypt is where the Passover / Pesach story takes place, and where charoset derived its symbolism, that is, charoset represents the mortar that the enslaved Hebrews used to make bricks in building store-houses and supply centers for the Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, particularly the supply center cities of Pithom and Ra'amses. In fact, "charoset" derives from the Hebrew word "cheres", which means "clay". An Egyptian charoset recipe will typically contain fruits that are native to Egypt. There are various Egyptian charoset recipes depending on the individual Egyptian-Jewish family recipes for charoset handed down through the generations. The following Egyptian charoset recipe contains raisins and dates that serve as the fruit, and almonds that serve as the nut ingredient.

Egyptian Charoset Recipe (Makes about 4 cups)

1 pound raisins
8 ounces pitted dates
2 cups water, about
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped almonds

Instructions for the Egyptian Charoset recipe:

  1. Combine raisins and dates in bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups water (or enough to cover).
  3. Let stand overnight.
  4. Drain.
  5. Place mixture in food processor or blender.
  6. Add sugar and process until mixture is well chopped.
  7. Serve sprinkled with almonds.
  8. Makes about 4 cups.

Nutrition Information Per Tablespoon: Calories: 37; Protein: 4 grams; Carbohydrates: 9 grams; Fat: 3 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams.

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