Low Carb Charoset Recipe for Passover
Charoset is a mandatory, traditional part of the seder meal, representing the mortar the Hebrews used to set bricks during their captivity in Egypt. It is impossible for me to make the classic charoset without using some apple.
- 1 large apple peeled, halved
- 1 large or two small chayote squash, peeled, seeded and cut into halves or fourths
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- 1/4 cup reduced sugar grape juice
- Sugar substitute of choice
- Dash of salt
- Cinnamon to taste
- Put everything in your food processor with the S-blade in place. Pulse until it is chopped the size you prefer–medium to medium-fine. Taste. Transfer to your serving bowl and chill well. Before serving, add a little more grape juice if you feel it needs it.
- This makes a modest batch, maybe three cups, depending on the size of your apple and chayote.
NOTE: Welch’s makes a Light Concord Grape Juice. It has 12 grams of carbohydrate per cup, so that 1/4 cup will add 3 grams.
(Dana’s Note: While it is common for charoset recipes to call for sweet wine, you can use dry, then sweeten to taste. She uses honey–not low carb, but then this is a once-per-year dish. You could use sugar-free artificial honey or the sweetener of your choice. Be aware that many artificial sweeteners contain maltodextrin, and therefore are not kosher for Passover. Liquid sucralose, however, is grain free and should be okay, as should stevia.)