Chinese Charoset

Common ingredients in Chinese cuisine are highlighted in this version of charoset: soy sauce, pine nuts and honey. In contrast with most charoset recipes, this one is slightly savory.

I used to live in Japan and work for Kikkoman Soy Sauce. I also traveled in China and studied the Fugu Plan, a Japanese rescue plan to save Jews from the Nazis by settling them in Shanghai during World War II. This Charoset recipe creates a connection between the wandering Jews of China and the Passover story. Watch the fun step-by-step cooking video below featuring Andy & Caroline.

Makes approximately 6 cups


  • ½ pound of dates (about 1½ cups, finely chopped)
  • 4 apples (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (you can use gluten-free)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • juice of one orange


  1. Heat all ingredients in a saucepan until soft and smooth (about 5 minutes).


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M. Rubin

How about a nut free chooses? Are there any recipes?. My grand children have nut allergies.


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