An unbelievably delicious combination of nuts, lemon, cinnamon and apple - from North Africa via Italy. This charoset will revolutionise your seder!

Lemon & Cinnamon Charoset

Course Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine jewish
Keyword almonds, apple, cinnamon, lemon, pine nuts
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 209kcal
Author Helen


  • 1 medium-large apple
  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk (optional)
  • 50 g ground almonds (½ cup)
  • 50 g ground hazelnuts (½ cup)
  • 115 g sugar (½ cup)
  • Juice and zest of a lemon
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 60 g pine nuts (scant ½ cup)


  • Peel and core the apple, and grate the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  • Mash the egg yolk, if using, and add to the apple.
  • Add the almonds, hazelnuts, sugar, lemon juice, and most of the zest, and mix well.
  • Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon, mix well, and taste. Add more cinnamon if required and continue to add, mix and taste until you're happy with the flavour.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, and decorate with the pine nuts and remaining lemon zest. The charoset can be stored in the fridge, covered, for a few hours until required.


Approx. per serving: 209 calories, 13g fat, 4g protein, 22g carbs