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Fig Charoses

Ditte Isager

Servings: 6

Our Southern contribution adds figs to the classic sweet apple-and-nut mixture that symbolizes mortar for the bricks the Jews made in Egypt.

This recipe is excerpted from My New Orleans. Read our review.


  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup diced dried figs
  • 1/2 cup diced pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted pistachios
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon


  • Put the vinegar, sugar, and wine into a small saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the onions and apples and cook until the onions are translucent, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, then stir in the figs, dates, pistachios, and ground spices. Set aside to let cool before serving.


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  • jappygirl78 | 03/29/2012

    We've used this recipe for our Seder dinner the last 3 years and it's always a big hit! Would recommend making it a day or two before for the flavors to meld a bit, but is also good same day.

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