Israeli Charoset Recipe

  Jewish Appetizer

Matzo meal
1 peeled and cored apple
3 sliced bananas
10 pitted dates
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
the juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon
the juice and grated rind of 1/2 orange
1/2 cup sweet red wine
1 tsp. cinnamon
Sugar or honey

Finely chop or put into a blender and blend at medium speed; apple, banana, dates, nuts, and lemon and orange juice and rinds. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add wine and cinnamon. The mixture will be rather lose. Add enough matzo meal to achieve the desired consistency. Add sugar or honey as needed.
Serves 10 to 12
There are several Venetian recipes that contain not only mashed bananas but hard-cooked eggs,pears and dried apricots as well.

Israeli Charoset

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