1 pound Granny Smith apples (about 3 small apples), peeled, cored, and cut into large chunks
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup kosher sweet wine, such as Manischewitz
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Freshly ground black pepper
Matzo, for serving
Makes:2 1/2 cups
Charoset, a diplike Passover dish made with fruit and ground nuts, symbolizes the mortar that the enslaved Israelites used to bond bricks. This Ashkenazic version, containing apples, walnuts, and sweet wine, comes to us from the mother of our colleague Leslie Jonath.