Apple Pecan Charoset

Charoset is a favorite dish of mine, while some people may eat this apple salad only for Passover, I think this is a wonderful side dish that can be eaten at any time. For me the fact that Passover and Easter are so closely tied means lots of good meals that can be shared together.

Charoset or Charoses is a dish made of apples, nuts, cinnamon, lemon juice, wine, and whatever else you care to throw in with it. There are many different varieties of charoses that are made. It is my understanding of how it is made can give rise to your ancestry. Now my version of charoset is very simple.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Apples
  • Lemon
  • Toasted Pecans
  • Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

How to Make Charoset

  1. Chop apples quickly, and squeeze lemon over the chopped apples.
  2. Mix wine and honey together, blend well together.
  3. Pour wine and honey over the apples, stir in nuts, and add fresh cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.
apple pecan charoset in a serving dish

Apple Pecan Charoset

Charoset is a fresh apple salad with nuts you will love.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Apples, Charoset
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 259kcal


  • 4 apples peeled, (I like to use 4 different varieties)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup red wine (Manischewitz Concord Grape)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated


  • Chop apples quickly, and squeeze lemon over the chopped apples.
  • Mix wine and honey together. Pour the mixture over the apples.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Stir in fresh cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    5 stars
    Charoses are often one of the highlights of any Passover meal. The mixture of fruits and nuts is a great combination that brings out a very delightful taste. This recipe on turning it into a salad is really a must-try. A lot of food enthusiast will surely be thrilled to have a taste of it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Passover meals whether small ones or big catering events are often being looked forward to because of charoses. These delicious delights of nuts and fruits are really a hit during the feast. Turning it into a salad make it more delectable that will surely be enjoyed by everyone.

  3. I.B.

    I have never tried Charoses before. I love all sorts of salads with made with apple, but I have never thought about adding wine into it. I can’t wait to try this. I feel that the wine will really enhance the flavor of the apples. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Frantasticfood

    Our Charoses recipes look pretty simliar. I think the type people make is dependent on people’s ancestry in terms of being from Sephardic (Mediterranian) or Ashkenazi (Eastern European) descent. This recipe is Eastern European. A Sephardic recipe can have raisins and dates and other fruits like bananas along with nuts and the usual … cinnamon, honey, etc.

    My mouth is watering now. I can’t wait to make our Charoses tomorrow.

    Happy Passover!

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