Algerian Haroset

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

Haroset is an essential part of the Passover Seder table. This version of the sweet fruit condiment stars dates and figs.


1 3/4 cups chopped pitted dates
1 3/4 cups chopped dried figs
1/4 cup sweet red wine
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine all ingredients and use on/off pulses to make a paste. Roll mixture into walnut-sized balls.
Recipe adapted from Saffron Shores: Jewish Cooking of the Southern Mediterranean (Chronicle Books, 2002) by Joyce Goldstein.



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