Yemenite Charoses

Traditionally served at the Passover Seder, this Middle Eastern version makes a nice snack served on matzo or your favorite cracker.

Makes about 2 cups

1 cup dates

½ cup figs

½ cup raisins

½ cup walnuts

½ cup almonds

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ teaspoon cloves

½ teaspoon cayenne

½ teaspoon cardamom

2 to 3 tablespoons Passover wine

Chop dates, figs, walnuts and almonds by hand. Combine all ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste.

This may end up taking more wine than the recipe says. If you don’t have the Passover wine (that’s sweet Concord Grape wine), substitute a mixture of honey and Marsala.

Adapted from an advertising supplement to The New York Times

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