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Gil Marks’s Turkish Haroset

March 17, 2021
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If you’re inspired to try a Turkish Seder, I love Gil Marks’ classic Turkish haroset made out of dried fruits and almonds, fragrant with cinnamon and cardamom, which I’ve adapted below.

Featured in: This Passover, Put a Turkish Spin on Your Seder Table

Great for: Passover


  • 1cup pitted dates
  • 1cup dried figs
  • 1cup dried apricots
  • 1medium apple, cored
  • 1cup whole dry almonds
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½-1tsp ground cardamom (add carefully, to taste)
  • Sweet red wine (optional)
Yield: 4 Cups


  • Step 1

    Chop the fruit and almonds separately in a food processor, then mix together in a medium bowl. You want the fruits and nuts to be finely chopped, but not mushy or over-processed. Add in the spices, and sweet red wine if using (enough to moisten to your own liking. I made mine without). Serve at room temperature.

  • Note: This will last up to a week in the refrigerator.