We all have memories of favorite foods from the holidays, and sometimes recipes are handed down for generations. Then again, part of the satisfaction of making the Pesach seder in your own home is the ability to make things "your" way. Since I never made the seder before making aliyah, when it came time for me to make it for the first time I decided to combine some old fashioned foods with some with a more Israeli feel.
I remember my parents making the charoset with apples, cinnamon and Manishewitz wine. In Israel, I make it a bit differently.
Here is my recipe:
The date spread and syrup make it sweet - and sticky - which is perfect as the charoset symbolizes the clay that the Israelites used to make bricks when they were slaves. It is great the next day as a dessert.
I wish all of you a very happy and kosher Passover - and look forward to hearing about your holiday!