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A sweet spread often served during Passover.

Serve on matzo, with matzo brei, or on toast.

There are endless version. This is the one I make in recent years.


  • 1 tart apple (Granny Smith), peeled and chopped, apx 150g
  • 20g raising (skip if you can't bare them even when ground to a paste)
  • 100g pitted dates / date spread (often vacuum packed, make sure it has no added sugar)
  • -
  • 40g toasted walnuts, chopped
  • -
  • 2 tbsp sweet or dry wine 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • a little black pepper
  • a little nutmeg
  • optional: rose water (strength vary, add to taste, maybe 1/2 tsp)
  • optional: 1/4 tsp dry ginger
  • a large pinch of salt
  • a little lemon, if needed, to taste


  • Cook the apple with the dates and raisins until the apple is tender.
  • Add half to all of the nuts, and all flavoring ingredients.
  • Blend smooth (or rough, if you prefer).
  • Add remaining chopped nuts.





Edited by shain (log)
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~ Shai N.

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