One of the traditional foods that is part of the Passover seder is called caroset. It's meant to represent the mortar that the Jewish slaves made for Pharoh. It is, in my humble opinion, one of the best parts of the seder! We made 3 types this year, but for the really traditional recipe I enlisted my special helper!
Essentially, the mixture is a combination of apples, nuts, grape juice (or wine), and cinnamon. So first we peeled some apples...
- 3 or 4 apples, peeled
- shelled walnuts (or pecans or almonds)
- grape juice
Peel and chop your apples. You want them pretty finely chopped, but not yet mush. Then chop up the nuts. Mix it together in a bowl - you want a pretty good apple to nut ratio. Pour in grape juice and stir to get it to come together. Add cinnamon to taste - you really want it to be cinnamon-y.
It's best to make it a day or so ahead - the flavors really come together the more it sits!