These charoset balls are part of the Moroccan Passover tradition and are scooped up with romain lettuce at the seder. I received this recipe as part of a women's seder. The recipe can originally be found in the "Jewish Cooking in America" cookbook. Cook time does not include refrigeration time. Yield should be 3 1/2 C (system won't allow me to enter that). I have been told that there is no such thing as a sweet red wine (excepting the Mogen David line) and to use a zinfandel as the closest substitute.
- add 1/2 cup walnuts
- add 1/2 cup dark raisins
- add 1-2 tablespoon sweet red passover wine
- add 2 cups pitted dates
- add 1/2 cup golden raisins
- In food processor, process dates, raisins and walnuts until mixute is finely chops and begins to stick together.
- Add wine until mixture becomes sticky.
- Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper lined baking sheet.
- With moistened hands, roll each mound into a hazelnut-size ball.
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours.