Passover Charoset

Passover Charoset

Passover Charoset

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Traditional charoset made perfectly in a Vitamix.

Apples, Cinnamon, Raisins, Walnut,


  • apples - 8 medium cored and sliced
  • raisins - 2 cups
  • walnuts - 1.5 cups
  • red wine - 1/2 cup
  • cinnamon - 1 Tbsp
  • (optional) brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • (optional) maple syrup - 2 Tbsp


  1. Place two cored and sliced apples into the Vitamix.
  2. Use the pulse feature to get chopped consistency.
  3. Pour into large bowl.
  4. Add 2 more apples, some of the walnuts, and some of the raisins.
  5. Pulse again.
  6. Pour into same large bowl.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you’ve used all of the apples, raisins, and walnuts.
  8. Stir in red wine, cinnamon, maple syrup, and brown sugar (if you like it sweeter).
  9. Serve or refrigerate covered for up to one week.

Useful tips for Passover Charoset

Chopping apples, walnuts, and raisins in a Vitamix Pro 750.

From The Fiancee (Shalva):

This is not a recipe you’ll see in a typical Vitamix demonstration. But, it absolutely is one, especially if you have a G-Series (Pro 750 pictured above).

Let’s first talk general tips, and then move onto Vitamix processing-specific ones.

You can leave the skin of the apples on or remove them based on your preference for consistency. We leave them on for extra nutrients and color.

If there are a couple of larger pieces in the container, remove them and re-blend with the next batch (just as you would with a food processor).

The pulse feature will help you get the exact consistency you are looking for, but be careful not to leave your finger on the button too long. Otherwise you'll have Passover applesauce.

This charoset recipe makes a big batch (everyone's gotta have some at the Seder), but it can easily be halved.

If refrigerating and not serving right away, you may want to pour out some of the liquid that will collect at the bottom. (Or drink it, it's delicious cinnamon apple wine now!)

This is a traditional dish, but every family does it differently. Many charoset recipes don't include the raisins, but in our family, we do!