Apple Cinnamon Charoset

Generally served during the Passover seder, our kids ask for Charoset all year long. And with only two weeks until Hanukkah (it's super early this year) and crisp apples now in season, I know this will be even more in demand. In fact, Kenya and Chloe love this dish so much I included the recipe in Weelicious Lunches. It goes great as a side in the lunch box, as a healthy dessert, or even as an after school snack (which Chloe demonstrated last week when she walked in and ate an entire bowl!)

This perfect mix of fruit and nuts is protein rich and tons of flavor from just a few simple ingredients such as sweet honey and earthy cinnamon.

I promise this will be a big hit in your house.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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19 comments

  • Lesley

    Charoset is a symbolic food used to teach children about when the Jews were slaves in Egypt. I find it offensive that you are calling this recipe Charoset. It has nothing to do with Chanukah, which is a minor holiday when Passover is one of the most important of the year. I am unsubscribing from your email list.

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    • How so is this offensive when she stated that she celebrated Passover with her children and they loved this recipe so much that she decided to share it with the world? I doubt her intentions came from a bad place and it is a bit sad that you feel this way on such a positive site. Best regards.

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    • Catherine McCord

      Hi Lesley, I am so sorry to have offended you! My husband is Jewish and we are raising our children to know about their heritage. As I said in the video and in the post, we celebrated Passover with our kids last year and this dish was something we had on the table and enjoyed. Because of it's Jewish origins, and because the children love it so much, we eat it often, and we do also eat it during Hanukkah. :)

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    • M.T.

      Yikes! I feel so bad when people come on to this site with negative comments. I don't think it's fair. I sincerely appreciate this website and the healthy meal ideas that my family and I get. While my dishes don't always come out looking as wonderful as the photos/videos :), Weelicious was a lifesaver site for me when my daughter was born because I didn't know how to cook healthy! I hope Catherine is able to look past the sour comments and realize that she is providing ideas and creativity in the kitchen for so many!

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  • Ivonne Marie

    Religious holidays or significance aside, this looks like a fun recipe for snack time or lunch on the weekends. My son's school is nut free, so the walnuts won't fly. But I like the idea that it is something he can help me make.

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    • Catherine McCord

      You can leave them out if need be! Or you can sub toasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or even sesame seeds!

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  • Theresa Cooper

    This looks delicious! I know my boys will really like this recipe. How much honey did you use?

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    • Catherine McCord

      To taste! :) The written recipe is in my newest cookbook Weelicious Lunches! http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/0062078453

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  • April

    Looks delicious and easy. Yet another reason why I need a food processor! Do you recommend a certain kind? By the way, I find nothing offensive about you calling it Charoset. Thanks.

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    • Catherine McCord

      This is the food processor I have had for years and I love it! http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/B001413A0Q

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  • Carolyn R

    out of curiosity, will the apples brown from oxidation? and about how long will it keep? getting my son to try new things is a bit difficult sometimes, but i plan to try a small batch in my mini-processor first with honey crisp apples since it's what i have in my fridge right now.

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    • Catherine McCord

      If you're worried about the color you can add a bit of lemon juice! Although, this mixture looks a little brown anyway because of the nuts and cinnamon! :)

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  • Lisa

    Thank you for this lovely recipe. As a Jew myself I think it is so nice to eat meaningful holiday foods throughout the year. Nothing offensive at all about making Charoset at Hanukkah. As a matter if fact I think that comment was rather silly.

    Is it also disrespectful to make stuffing with challah? Or should that holy food be reserved uniquely for Shabbat? How about stuffing made with matzah? That my mother in law makes.... These foods honour our heritage.

    Keep up the amazing work Catherine! We love your recipes and make them all the time...

    Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving to your whole clan :)

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  • Evangeline

    Hi Catherine! Thank you soooo sooooo much for all the recipes! I'm currently learning to cook for my little one and you are such a blessing!

    Can I check, how long can the charoset last in the fridge?

    Thanks soooo very very much again! weelicious is probably gonna be in my mailing list and the top of my favorite sites for a long long long time to come... :)

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    • Catherine McCord

      This will keep for about 1 week in the fridge!

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  • Melanie

    Hello,
    My baby is 13 months old and has been eating solids for a while. I wanted to try this recipe out but our doctor told us to wait till he is two till we give him honey. Is there anything else I could use instead of honey to make this recipe? Thanks!

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    • Catherine McCord

      The honey is just to add some sweetness so you could use agave, or any other sweetener you like!

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  • Sue

    Hi. Love the simplicity of the Charisse's recipe. However could you please add the amounts of honey cinnamon and nuts to two apples. Thank you.

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    • McCord

      The written recipe is in my cookbook Weelicious Lunches! http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/0062078453

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