How to Make Charoset for 1 (in 5 minutes)

by Rabbi Ilana Zietman / April 7, 2020


  • 1/2 cup chopped dried/pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves (you could use nutmeg or allspice if you don’t have cloves)
  • 1/3 cup almonds (whole, chopped, sliced, doesn’t matter)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (can sub grape juice for alcohol-free version)
  • 1 tbsp honey (can sub agave for vegan version)
  • 1 tbsp orange juice


  • Chop all dried fruit finely.
  • Smash almonds in secure plastic bag with a hammer.
  • Bring wine and honey to a boil in a pot over medium-high heat, stir and lower heat.
  • Stir in dried fruit and spices.
  • Add almond bits, stir.
  • Add orange juice, stir all together.


Recipe adapted from Leah Koenig’s Modern Jewish Cooking.