Modern Manna Recipe / Arkansas Pear Haroset

Adapted from Michael Selig, Little Rock, AR, presented by Joan Nathan at the White House.

Yield:  4 cups haroset


1 cup toasted pecans

1 cup dried figs

1 ½ just-ripe finely chopped pears, about 2 cups

1/2 medium Arkansas Black apple or other crisp, slightly tart variety, peeled and finely chopped, about ½ cup

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons Passover sweet wine

The grated zest and juice from 1/2 lemon



1. Finely chop the pecans and the figs with a hand chopper or knife in a wooden bowl.

2. Stir them in with the pears and apple. Add the cinnamon, honey, sweet wine, and the grated lemon zest and juice.  Toss together and store in a glass or ceramic bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to mesh flavors.

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Ingredients for haroset