This vegan haroset or charoset recipe and post was shared with us by Robin Robertson for Passover. Robin is a widely published vegan cookbook author with approximately 20 titles, including Party Vegan, Vegan on the Cheap, and Vegan Unplugged. For more information on Robin and her books, visit her website, Global Vegan Kitchen. For more recipes, visit Robin’s blog, Vegan Planet.
Haroset, also spelled charoset, is a flavorful apple relish that is traditionally served at the Passover seder meal. It symbolizes the mortar used by the Israelites to build cities for the Pharaoh during their enslavement in Egypt.
There are many versions of haroset, and some can be on the sweet side, especially if your apples are sweet. The amount of sugar used should depend on your personal preference as well as the sweetness of the apples used. The combination of apples, raisins, and pecans makes a beige mixture that won’t win any beauty contests, but the great texture and flavor more than make up for it.
This vegan haroset recipe is part of my Seder menu from my book, Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food For Every Occasion. Here’s the complete menu:
In addition to serving vegan haroset for Passover, it makes a delicious accompaniment to other meals as well. For example, keep it in mind as a refreshing change instead of applesauce or cranberry sauce. I especially like it paired with potato pancakes or pierogis.
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