Date and Sultana Haroset

    1 hour 45 minutes

    Haroset is a Jewish Passover dish. This version omits the traditional apple for a sweeter flavour based on dates and sultanas.

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    Serves: 40 

    • 250g chopped dates
    • 185g sultanas
    • 125ml red wine
    • 60g coarsely chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 60g icing sugar

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Place the chopped dates and sultanas in a small saucepan with the wine. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit thickens to a soft paste. Cool.
    2. Stir nuts and cinnamon into the cooled fruit mixture. Form paste into small, bite-size balls. Roll in icing sugar.

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    This was delicious--but i didnt quite know what to do with them!! This would be great to put out on the table for people to pick at with dessert, but i just stored them in a tin for a while (They got surprisingly better with age!) I used white Eis Wein (ice wine), because that's what i had on hand. I think you can use just about anything, even grape juice! Really delicious, sooooo smooth and yummy tasting!! A bit sticky to form into balls, though, and the icing sugar didn't stick properly to them because of the moistness...Still VERY good, and i will make this again!!!  -  08 Oct 2008


    I made this last year to bring to my rabbi's seder, and have actually made it twice since Pesach. This is absolutely sinful! A few tips in the interest of keeping it kosher for Passover: First, use kosher for Passover wine. Anything made with grapes are very particular when it comes to the kosher certification, and of course Passover comes with its own set of extra rules. Check your hescher!  -  08 Oct 2008


    I made this for Passover last year, and everyone loved it. I'm making it again this year. I actually left out the nuts because I'm allergic to them, and it still came out great.  -  08 Oct 2008