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Sarina’s Sephardic Cuisine app includes over 160 easy to follow recipes, photos and video links to demonstrations. 

Yemenite Haroset
Yemenite Haroset

Ingredients

  • 1 C pitted chopped dates
  • ½ C chopped dried figs
  • 1/3 C sweet Passover wine
  • 3 TBS sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 dash ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBS matzo meal

Directions

  1. Blend dates, figs and wine in bowl of food processor. Transfer to bowl, add sesame seeds, ginger, dash coriander, cayenne, matzo meal and mix thoroughly. The nuts and spices can be varied to suit individual tastes.
Turkish Haroset

Ingredients

  • ½ C pitted dates
  • 2 C peeled and sliced apples
  • ½ C dried apricots
  • ½ C chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 C walnuts, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Place fruits in saucepan and add enough water to cover fruit. Cover and simmer until apricots and dates are tender enough to mash with a fork and mix until blended. Cool and mix in nuts.
Turkish Haroset
Greek Haroset
Greek Haroset

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, unpeeled cut into 8 wedges, seeds removed
  • ½ C raisins
  • ½ C pitted dates
  • ½ C cherry preserves
  • ½ C sweet Passover wine
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBS pine nuts

Directions

  1. In food processor, chop orange coarsely. Add raisins and dates and process until finely chopped.
  2. Transfer to medium size saucepan and stir in preserves, wine, ginger and cayenne. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over lowest heat for 8 to 10 minutes until thick, stirring often to prevent any sticking. Cool and refrigerate.
  3. To serve: Top with pine nuts.
Moroccan Haroset
Moroccan Haroset
  • 8 oz pitted dates
  • ½ C pecans
  • ½ C almonds
  • 3 TBS sweet Passover wine
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 sweet apple
  1. Halve the dates. Finely chop pecans and almonds in a food processor and remove to a bowl.
  2. In food processor, add dates, 3 TBS wine and spices and grind until fairly smooth. Mix in nuts.
  3. Peel core and grate apple. Stir into the date mixture. If the mixture is dry, add more wine by the teaspoon.