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Recipe of the Week

Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Charoses

Also called Haroset or Charoset, Charoses are an integral part of every Passover Seder. It plays a very important part in the dinner itself, but is also looked forward to every year because of the wonderful flavor that it has. While most Americans celebrating Passover rely on a traditional Eastern European recipe mixing apples, almonds, spices, and red wine, Charoses in other countries use a wide variety of other ingredients native to their area, including bananas, apricots, coconut, oranges, dates, exotic nuts, and a wide variety of spices. If your family enjoys other fruits, nuts, and spices, start a new tradition and add them to your Charoses.
8 peeled and chopped apples
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
Freshly grated zest of one large orange
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons red wine
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground ginger

Mix together all of the ingredients. For a coarse chunky mixture, simply refrigerate until ready to serve. For a smoother more "mortar-like" mixture, blend very well by hand, or else pulse in a food processor or blender. Chill until ready to serve or serve at room temperature.

Makes 4 cups Charoses.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes







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