Whether you celebrate Passover or not, this Honey Apple Charoset is an easy and delicious paleo treat that your whole family is sure to enjoy!
For those of you who aren’t all up on what Passover is, let me take a second to fill you in. 😉
A little history.
Passover is the celebration of God freeing the Israelites from over 400 years of slaves in the land of Egypt. After 10 plagues (or wonders or signs) that devastated the Egyptian land and people, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. The last and most devastating sign was the death of every firstborn son living in a house where the doorway was not covered by the blood of a lamb (a picture of the sacrificial death of Jesus, the Messiah).
During the last sign, the Israelites prepared to leave Egypt. God instructed the Israelites to take the lamb, whose blood they had just spread over their doors, and eat it with bitter herbs and unleavened bread, since they don’t have time to wait for the bread to rise.
After Pharaoh released them, God told the Israelites to have a feast (called a seder) at the beginning of every year to remember this time: a Passover meal of roasted meat, bitter herbs, and unleavened bread.
Even though my family and I aren’t Jewish (though I do have Jewish blood on my mom’s side), we have been celebrating the Feasts of the Bible for about 5 years now.
We love the richness, history, and grace of God that is shown through the Feasts, and our kids love the food.
Well, we all love the food. 😉
Honey Apple Charoset.
While we love feasting on lamb or roasted chicken, and watching my kids taste the bitter herbs is hilarious, our favorite dish by far at our Passover seder is the charoset.
In the seder meal, the charoset is set out to remind us of the sweetness of redemption. And it serves as a wonderful illustration! It’s perfectly sweet and wonderfully chewy and crisp and the same time! If that doesn’t remind you that there’s freedom from sin, I don’t know what will!
Totally kidding… 😉
Charoset can be made with any combination of apples and nuts, and apple/walnut is the most common combo. Other add-ins include sweet dried fruits like dates, raisins, or craisins, and I love to add a bit of cinnamon as well. With those simple, delicious ingredients, you pretty much can’t go wrong. 😉
This easy Honey Apple Charoset is my family’s favorite, and I knew I’d have to share it, so y’all can enjoy it as well and remember how sweet it is to be set free from the bondage of sin!
If you’re looking for a full paleo seder meal, or foods for other festivals, check these out…
- A Paleo Passover
- Easy Instant Pot Eye of Round Roast
- A Gluten-Free Passover
- Fall Apart Tender Short Ribs in the Instant Pot
- Easy, Homemade Grain-Free Mini Pizzas (I usually use this crust for my matzo!)
- Cranberry Apple Switchel
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Honey Apple Charoset
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 2-3 large apples, diced or roughly chopped (I like to use pretty much any kind but Granny Smith)
- 1 c. raisins, craisins, or chopped dates
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- dash sea salt
- 3-4 T. honey (local is best!)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
Enjoy with or without a seder dinner. 😉
Store leftovers (if there be any) covered in the fridge.