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Iraqi Haroset

Iraqi Haroset 0.750

Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post

Apr 16, 2008

Vered Guttman's grandmother taught her to make this simple mixture of date molasses (called silan, a thick, sweet syrup made from pressed dates) and chopped walnuts. It is more pourable than standard harosets, which contain fruit, nuts, honey and wine.

If desired, add a bit of ground cardamom, as Guttman does.

We found date molasses at Yekta Supermarket in Rockville (301-984-1190).

Servings: 0.75

Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup

  • 1/4 cup date molasses (silan) (see headnote)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)


Combine the date molasses, nuts and cardamom, if using, in a small bowl. Serve at room temperature.

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From Washington caterer Vered Guttman.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 2-tablespoon serving: 152

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 12mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 29g 10%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 1g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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