Indulge in Tropical Delight with Hawaiian Charoset Recipe

Come one, come all! Are you ready to be swept off your feet by a tantalizing tropical delight? Look no further than this Hawaiian Charoset recipe! Before we get started, let me introduce myself. My name is Ehud, and I’m an Israeli chef with a passion for combining unique flavors and cultures to create something truly special.

Now, let’s talk about charoset. Traditionally served during Passover Seder, charoset is a sweet fruit and nut mixture that symbolizes the mortar used by the Jewish slaves in ancient Egypt. But why stick to tradition when you can step outside the box and try something new?

Enter: Hawaiian Charoset. This recipe takes inspiration from the lush beauty of Hawaii and its tropical fruit and nut offerings. Picture sweet diced pineapple, creamy macadamia nuts, and the subtle warmth of cinnamon all dancing together on your tongue. Sounds like paradise, right?

Not only is this recipe a fun twist on a traditional dish, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, even those who are new to cooking will be able to whip up a delicious bowl of Hawaiian charoset.

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re celebrating Passover or just looking for your next culinary adventure, give this Hawaiian Charoset recipe a try. Your taste buds (and guests) will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hawaiian Charoset
Hawaiian Charoset

Are you looking for a unique charoset recipe that will wow your guests at this year’s Passover Seder? Look no further than this Hawaiian Charoset recipe!

What sets this recipe apart from traditional charoset recipes is the addition of tropical fruits like banana, papaya, and diced pineapple. These ingredients are then mixed with macadamia nuts and spices like cinnamon and ginger to create a flavor explosion in every bite.

But what really takes this Hawaiian Charoset to the next level is the use of sweet red wine in the recipe. It adds a depth of flavor and richness that is sure to impress your guests and elevate your Passover Seder experience.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it is also versatile. You can make it your own by experimenting with different substitutions and variations, including using walnuts instead of macadamia nuts or adding candied ginger for an extra kick.

Trust me when I say, once you try this Hawaiian Charoset recipe, it will become a staple on your Passover seder plate. Give it a try and see for yourself how this sweet and tropical twist on a traditional recipe can transform your Passover meal!

Ingredient List

 A taste of Hawaii in every bite
A taste of Hawaii in every bite

Ingredients for the Hawaiian Charoset Recipe

  • 1 cup of macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups of almonds
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 large apple, peeled and finely diced
  • ¼ cup of finely diced pineapple
  • ¼ cup of finely diced papaya
  • ¼ cup of candied ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp grated gingerroot
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and cubed
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup sweet red wine

For an alternative flavour, apples can be substituted with dragon fruit. It is best to use sweet red wine to bring a tropical taste that balances the richness and nuttiness in this dish.

The Recipe How-To

 Stirring up some tropical flavors
Stirring up some tropical flavors

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to dive into the recipe how-to.

Step 1: Start with the Fruits

Begin with a bowl of peeled and cored diced apples, 1 1/2 cups of diced pineapple, 1 medium diced papaya, and 1 medium diced banana. Mix them in the bowl and set it aside.

Step 2: Add the Nuts

Take another bowl and stir together 1 cup macadamia nuts and 2 cups almonds. Then mix this with the fruit mixture.

Step 3: Sweeten It Up

Now it’s time to add some sweetness. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 cup of candied ginger into the fruit-nut mix.

Step 4: The Flavors

To create the flavors for this Hawaiian-inspired charoset recipe, we need to mix in some spices. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of ground ginger. For an extra level of flavor, you can also grate in some fresh gingerroot. Lastly, add 1 cup of sweet red wine to the bowl.

Step 5: Combine Everything Together

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly until they’re well-combined. If you prefer a smoother consistency, pulse everything in a food processor a few times but make sure not to over-chop.

And that’s it! Your delicious Hawaiian charoset is now ready to be served and enjoyed.

Remember, you can always adjust quantities according to your preferred taste or if you want more variations on your passover seder plate, you could also make this tropical charoset with dragon fruit instead of papaya or try Egyptian charoset with dates & ginger instead; this recipe is versatile and you can experiment until you find your perfect version!

Substitutions and Variations

 Pineapple and macadamia nut goodness
Pineapple and macadamia nut goodness

This Hawaiian charoset recipe is perfect as is, but it’s always fun to mix things up a bit! Here are some substitution and variations you can try:

– Instead of pineapple, try using diced papaya or banana for a different tropical twist.

– If you’re not a fan of macadamia nuts, use toasted almonds or walnuts instead. You could even use a mixture of all three!

– For an extra hit of ginger, swap the ground ginger for freshly grated gingerroot or add in some candied ginger.

– If you don’t have sweet red wine on hand, you can use any red wine or grape juice instead.

– Try mixing in some diced dragon fruit or mango for even more island flair.

– If you’re making this recipe for Passover and don’t eat nuts, try using dates instead for a sweet and chewy texture.

– To make this recipe vegan, simply skip the honey and use maple syrup instead.

Whatever substitutions or variations you choose, just be sure to adjust the measurements accordingly to make sure everything comes together properly. Get creative with your charoset and let your taste buds take you on a journey around the world – from Egypt to the Hawaiian Islands!

Serving and Pairing

 Enjoy a flavor vacation with this charoset
Enjoy a flavor vacation with this charoset

When it comes to serving and pairing this delicious Hawaiian Charoset, there are many options you can consider. This dish is incredibly versatile and can be paired with a variety of foods, which makes it perfect for any occasion.

One way to enjoy this charoset is as an appetizer with some crackers or bread on the side. The crunchy texture and sweet taste of the macadamia nuts, pineapple, and papaya combine with the aromatic cinnamon and candied ginger to form an unforgettable flavor that will leave your guests wanting more.

Another way to serve this charoset is as a side dish or salad for any meal, especially in the summer. The freshness of the fruit combined with the nutty taste of the macadamia nuts pairs well with grilled meats, seafood dishes, or even vegetarian plates.

If you’re looking for a unique twist on traditional Passover charoset, you can try serving this Hawaiian Charoset in a dragon fruit bowl for a tropical touch. The bright pink color of the fruit combined with the pale yellow of the charoset creates a beautiful contrast that is sure to catch everyone’s attention.

As for pairing options, my personal favorite is to enjoy this Hawaiian Charoset with a sweet red wine. The fruity notes in the wine complement the tropical flavors of the charoset, making it an excellent choice to achieve balance and harmony.

Overall, this Hawaiian Charoset recipe provides a wide range of serving and pairing options that make it perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for something sweet and refreshing or something savory and hearty, this versatile dish will not disappoint!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect blend of sweet and nutty
The perfect blend of sweet and nutty

One of the best things about this Hawaiian Charoset recipe is how versatile it is when it comes to make-ahead, storing, and reheating. Whether you’re preparing this dish for a Passover Seder meal or a Rosh Hashanah celebration, you want to make sure that everything is perfect for the big day.

If you want to free up some time on the day of your holiday celebration, you can make this delicious charoset ahead of time. Simply prepare the recipe as directed, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. This will allow the flavors to develop and intensify as it sits.

When it’s time to serve, you can easily reheat the charoset in a saucepan over low heat or in the microwave for a few seconds. You may need to add a splash of sweet red wine or water if it has thickened up in the refrigerator.

If you have any leftovers, simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze them for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply transfer the container from the freezer to the fridge overnight, then reheat as directed above.

It’s worth noting that this charoset can also be served cold straight from the fridge which makes it perfect for those hot summer days where no one wants a warm snack.

Make sure to keep an eye on how long your charoset lasts and always check for any sign of spoilage before serving. Remember that food safety is always important when storing perishable foods like this Hawaiian Charoset recipe.

Overall, with a little bit of preparation and care, you can enjoy this delicious tropical spin on a traditional Jewish dish anytime you like!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Celebrate Passover with a Hawaiian twist
Celebrate Passover with a Hawaiian twist

As an Israeli chef, I want you to be able to create the best Hawaiian charoset recipe at home. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results every time:

1. Choose the freshest ingredients

For the best flavor and texture, make sure you use fresh pineapple, papaya, and apple. The freshness of the fruit will elevate the flavors of this charoset recipe.

2. Add macadamia nuts for extra crunch

Macadamia nuts add a delicious crunch to this recipe. Make sure you chop them into small pieces so they distribute well throughout the charoset.

3. Keep your fruits evenly diced

To ensure even cooking and distribution of flavors, it’s best to have all your fruits finely and evenly diced.

4. Use candied ginger instead of fresh ginger for sweetness

Candied ginger is a great alternative to fresh ginger in this recipe because it adds sweetness that complements the other fruits in the charoset.

5. Mix spices for perfect flavor

A blend of cinnamon and ground ginger adds depth and a touch of warmth to this tropical fruit salad while keeping it kosher for Passover.

6. Chill before serving

Before serving, let the charoset chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. This allows all the flavors to meld together and become more cohesive.

Using these tips will guarantee that your Hawaiian charoset recipe turns out perfect every time. Enjoy!


As we look forward to the holiday season and prepare for our Rosh Hashanah and Passover Seder meals, it’s important that we have all the information regarding Hawaiian Charoset recipe. In this section, we will tackle your frequently asked questions and provide all the answers you need to make this dish flawlessly. Let’s dive in.

Is charoset for Passover or Rosh Hashanah?

Charoset, a dish typically enjoyed during Passover, is also suitable for Rosh Hashanah festivities.

What is the shelf life of charoset?

You can prepare the charoset up to 72 hours in advance and preserve it by placing a lid over the charoset container and then storing it in the fridge.

How long does charoset last in the fridge?

If you happen to have any charoset leftover after your lovely meal, it’s best to keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for later indulgence. It’s crucial to note that the charoset stays naturally fresh for about 5 to 7 days when refrigerated. In case you’re cooking for a small family, you might prefer halving the recipe to ensure minimal wastage. This recipe prepares approximately 3.5 cups of charoset, so adjusting the quantities accordingly is always a good idea.

How do you eat charoset?

Charoset is usually reserved as a condiment to be consumed alongside the bitter herbs – maror and chazeret – in many Jewish communities. When consuming maror, a small portion of charoset is generally eaten with it. Additionally, during the chazeret stage of the ritual, charoset is consumed in the form of a korech or a Hillel’s sandwich.

Bottom Line

Now that you have the recipe for this delicious Hawaiian Charoset, there is no excuse not to add it to your Passover Seder meal or Rosh Hashanah feast. This charoset recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit different preferences, and dietary restrictions with creative substitutions.

It’s time to take a break from traditional recipes and dare to try something new. Trust me; this Hawaiian Charoset recipe is a game-changer. One bite, and you will be transported to the beautiful tropical Island of Hawaii.

I encourage you to gather all the ingredients, become adventurous in the kitchen, and get ready to impress your guests with this mouth-watering dish. Whether you choose the apple walnut charoset or the tropical charoset, this recipe will undoubtedly become a favorite on your Seder plate for years to come.

So don’t hesitate; give it a try! You won’t regret it. Happy cooking, and I can’t wait to hear how much people love your Hawaiian Charoset at your next Passover Seder or Rosh Hashanah dinner party!

Hawaiian Charoset

Hawaiian Charoset Recipe

Most people make charoset for Passover using the same recipe that people around the world have used for thousands of years -- apples, walnuts and wine. This is a Faye Levy that takes fusion cuisine to a whole new level. This is certainly going to be the charoset on my table this year!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Hawaiian
Calories 177 kcal


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (or 1/2 cup macadamia nuts and 1/2 cup almonds)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced pineapple, preferably fresh
  • 2 -3 tablespoons sweet red wine
  • 1 -2 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated gingerroot or 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely diced dried papaya (optional)
  • 1 banana


  • Grind 1/2 cup macadamia nuts with 2 tablespoons sugar in a food processor until fine.
  • Chop the remaining macadamia nuts or almonds into fine pieces.
  • Peel and core the apple.
  • Grate it into a bowl.
  • Add the pineapple and 2 tablespoons wine.
  • Stir in the ground nut mixture, ginger, cinnamon, papaya and chopped nuts.
  • Peel and finely dice the banana and add to the bowl.
  • Taste and add more sugar or wine if desired.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 101gCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 16.4gProtein: 1.7gFat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1.7mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11.2g
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