Classic Ashkenazi Charoset

Ashkenazi Charoseth

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.

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Our Classic Ashkenazi Charoset recipe is now available illustrated on a fun towel! Helpful when preparing the festive meal! A great hostess gift!

Recipe Towel
Classic Ashkenazi Charoset Recipe Towel

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.