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Charoset, Venetian (P, KLP)
Source: "Joan Nathan's Holiday Kitchen"
Serves: 24

[Because of the poppy seeds in this recipe, it may not be suitable for Pesach]

1-1/2 cups chestnut paste
1/2 cup pine nuts
10 oz. dates, chopped
grated rind of one orange
12 oz. figs, chopped
1/2 cup white raisins
2 tbsp. poppy seeds
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup chopped almonds
honey to bind

Combine all ingredients, gradually adding just enough brandy and honey to make the mixture bind. Other Italian charoset recipes include mashed up bananas, apples, hard-boiled eggs, crushed matzo, pears, and lemon.

Posted by Maxine L. Wolfson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 108 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (42% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1mg Sodium