No-Added-Sugar Charoset Recipe for the Passover Seder Table


A traditional Passover Seder plate always includes a charoset recipe. 

Charoset comes in many different variations, but is based in apples, dried fruit, nuts and sometimes (and whole-heartedly welcomed) wine. It’s a delicious and hearty way to fill up without going overboard. Many charoset recipes call for sugar, but rest assured that the following charoset recipe does not!

You can mince, dice, chop or grate the apples to reach the consistency you want and can keep the mixture less rough by pureeing all the ingredients together so that they reach a paste-like consistency worthy to spread. However you enjoy this charoset recipe, eat it as such. I like to keep mine chunky so I can appreciate each ingredient as I munch.

Sugar-Free Charoset

Serves 6


  • 4 large red apples (any variety), peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Kosher sweet red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve. Eat with matzah.

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