Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Recipe: Tia Sarah's Haroset

Haroset (a mixture of apples, honey, and spices) is one of the foods placed on the Seder plate at Passover. It symbolizes the mortar that the Israelites used when they were slaves. It sure doesn't taste like mortar, though! This year I gave a tweak to our usual haroset recipe, and it met with much approval. The inspiration was a recipe for a Middle Eastern haroset.

Tia Sarah's Haroset

3 apples, cored and peeled
1/2 c. dried apricots
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. lime juice powder or juice of a lime

Soak the apricots and raisins in water. Chop the apples and apricots fine. Mix all ingredients together.