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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Recipe Source

From Washington caterer Vered Guttman.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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