Generally served during the Passover seder, our kids ask for Charoset all year long. And with only two weeks until Hanukkah (it’s super early this year) and crisp apples now in season, I know this will be even more in demand. In fact, Kenya and Chloe love this dish so much I included the recipe in Weelicious Lunches. It goes great as a side in the lunch box, as a healthy dessert, or even as an after school snack (which Chloe demonstrated last week when she walked in and ate an entire bowl!)

This perfect mix of fruit and nuts is protein rich and tons of flavor from just a few simple ingredients such as sweet honey and earthy cinnamon.

I promise this will be a big hit in your house.

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. out of curiosity, will the apples brown from oxidation? and about how long will it keep? getting my son to try new things is a bit difficult sometimes, but i plan to try a small batch in my mini-processor first with honey crisp apples since it’s what i have in my fridge right now.

  2. If you’re worried about the color you can add a bit of lemon juice! Although, this mixture looks a little brown anyway because of the nuts and cinnamon! 🙂

  3. Thank you for this lovely recipe. As a Jew myself I think it is so nice to eat meaningful holiday foods throughout the year. Nothing offensive at all about making Charoset at Hanukkah. As a matter if fact I think that comment was rather silly.

    Is it also disrespectful to make stuffing with challah? Or should that holy food be reserved uniquely for Shabbat? How about stuffing made with matzah? That my mother in law makes…. These foods honour our heritage.

    Keep up the amazing work Catherine! We love your recipes and make them all the time…

    Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving to your whole clan 🙂

  4. Hi Catherine! Thank you soooo sooooo much for all the recipes! I’m currently learning to cook for my little one and you are such a blessing!

    Can I check, how long can the charoset last in the fridge?

    Thanks soooo very very much again! weelicious is probably gonna be in my mailing list and the top of my favorite sites for a long long long time to come… 🙂

  5. Hello,
    My baby is 13 months old and has been eating solids for a while. I wanted to try this recipe out but our doctor told us to wait till he is two till we give him honey. Is there anything else I could use instead of honey to make this recipe? Thanks!

  6. The honey is just to add some sweetness so you could use agave, or any other sweetener you like!

  7. Hi. Love the simplicity of the Charisse’s recipe. However could you please add the amounts of honey cinnamon and nuts to two apples. Thank you.

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