Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Greek-Style Haroset

I promise this is the last time I'm making a haroset recipe, as I've reached the end of my April cooking magazine (wow, the month went by fast...). This one is ground in a food processor very fine, so works best as a condiment. I'm using it as a spread, nearly like apple-preserves, on crackers. Prepare it in the afternoon ahead of time so the flavors can blend.

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup pitted dates, two quarters of a peeled granny smith apple, two quarters of a peeled golden delicious apple and one cup of water. (If that's hard to visualize, see the picture below). Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 24 minutes.

Cool for 15 minutes.

Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor, along with two tablespoons of sweet red wine, and pulse 5 times until chunky. Add 1/4 cup of chopped almonds and pulse two times.

The yield is two cups. 1/4 cup has about 80 calories.

medjool dates $4.63
granny smith apple $1.29
golden delicious apple $0.92

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  • Vegan milk - Silk
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  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
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  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance