Classic Ashkenazi Charoset

This is the most traditional charoset. Its signature ingredients are apples, walnuts, cinnamon, honey and sweet Manischewitz wine. We make this easy charoset with the young kids during our cocktail hour before we start our Seder. They love getting involved. Learn about the history of Ashkenazi Jews here.


Makes approximately 4 cups


  • 2 medium-sized apples
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sweet red Kosher wine, such as Manischewitz
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey or to taste


  1. Peel, core and finely chop or grate the apples.
  2. Mix with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and serve.


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