Unique Date and Apple Charoset with Spiced Matzah Chips Recipe
Contributing Chef- Abby Reibman- Author of The Desk and The Stove
Meant to recall the mortar the enslaved Jews used to seal bricks in ancient Egypt, this dish should always include sweet wine, cinnamon, nuts and apples. But, why not kick-it up a notch and impress your family with this creative combination instead? By this time your probably ready to make something new! Serve this Charoset alongside the spiced matzah chips for an innovative twist! Mmm matzah never tasted so good.
Ingredients:16 pitted Medjool dates
4 gala apples, small dice
½ cup currants ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup sweet red wine
2 tbl. honey
½ cup ea. walnut halves, pine nuts, unsalted pistachios, all three toasted
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
½ tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ground cloves 6 matzah 2 tbl. ea. paprika and cumin Olive oil
1- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2- Puree the dates in a food processor until smooth. Add ½ the apples, all spices, nuts, red wine, currants and nuts and puree into a smooth paste. Add the 2nd half of diced apple for texture. Garnish with thin apple slices.
3- Rub olive oil over the matzah and sprinkle the spices on both sides. Bake in the oven for 8 min. Break into pieces and serve the chips alongside the charoset.