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Charoset Muffins

By Avery Shaffer, age 11, Ellabell, Georgia

Charoset muffins are made with charoset, a fruit mixture. Jews from Eastern Europe usually make an apple-based charoset while a compote of mixed dried fruits is more usual in other communities. The fruit is mixed with sweet wine, nuts, cinnamon, and honey. Charoset is served primarily during the Passover Seder. The Passover Seder is a Jewish feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The charoset is meant to represent the mortar with which the Israelites bonded bricks during their enslavement in Ancient Egypt.

Charoset Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup crushed matzos
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cups Charoset
  • 8 egg whites mixed separately to hard peaks  and add yolks to wet ingredients below .
  • 1 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Mix together the first five ingredients
  2. In a bowl mix the yolks of the eggs with the last three ingredients
  3. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until they are stiff hard peaks
  4. Add yolk mixture to the dry ingredients in step one and blend together
  5. Fold in egg whites
  6. Bake 10 minutes at 400° F
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and put back in until the tops are lightly brown

Enjoy!