Notes: Charosets holds a central place in the Seder, first because it reminds Jews of the mortar they used to build Pharaohs palaces, and second, because its one of the most delicious dishes on the Passover table. Nothing more than an apple, nut and wine salad, it is a sweet and crunchy relief from some of the Seders bitter or rich foods.
Chopping the apples and walnuts by hand yields the best texture chunky, with lots of crunch but you can use the food processor if youre making a lot. Process in small quantities using quick, short pulses, so the mixture doesnt become too fine.
2/3 cup walnuts
3 tablespoons sugar
½ to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup sweet red wine
Peel and chop apples. Chop walnuts.
Add sugar, cinnamon and wine, and combine well.
Taste, then add more wine or cinnamon for a deeper flavor.