Recipe: Yemenite charoset

Active work and preparation time: 15 minutes

You can make an unusual dessert from this recipe by rolling charoset into 1-inch balls and dropping the balls into 8 ounces of melted semi-sweet chocolate. Smooth over, then refrigerate until firm.

1 cup pitted, chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped dried figs

1/3 cup sweet Passover wine

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 teaspoon ground ginger

Ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons matzo meal or Passover potato starch

* Blend dates, figs and wine in bowl of food processor. Transfer to bowl, add sesame seeds, ginger, dash coriander, cayenne and matzo meal and mix thoroughly.

1 1/2 cups. Each tablespoon: 40 calories; 1 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.42 gram fiber.