Less than a week until Seder night means it’s definitely time to start thinking about the Seder plate foods, including charoset — a mixture of apples, nuts and wine which resembles the mortar and brick made by the Jews when they toiled for Pharaoh. This is used as a type of relish into which the maror (bitter herb) is dipped (and then shaken off) before eating.
• 1 red apple
• 1 pear
• 1 cup chopped or ground walnuts
• ½ cup sweet red wine
Peel and finely dice the apple and pear. Mix in the ground nuts and wine. Refrigerate until serving. Add a little more wine immediately before serving.