Charoset is a sweet, dark-colored, chunky paste made of fruits and nuts served primarily during the Passover Seder. Its color and texture are meant to recall the mortar with which the Israelites bonded bricks when they were enslaved in Ancient Egypt The word "charoset" comes from the Hebrew word cheres "clay." It is quite tasty and can be made many different ways. When I was little we used only apples, walnuts and sweet red wine to make the charoset...very basic. Theses days we add a bunch of different dried fruits to jazz it up a bit. You can used any dried fruit that you like and it would taste fantastic.
3 apples, chopped
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sweet red wine
Place the apples, cherries, apricots and walnuts into a large bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon over the apples. Stir in the honey, lemon juice and wine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving.