Recipe ~ Keren Hannah
The Hillel Sandwich is created especially for the Pesach Seder but is good to enjoy as a sweet treat all through the Passover week – and, in fact, anytime!
For the basis of the sandwich, you need matzah – and, as an option, butter to butter it with. Then simply spread with the charoset mixture and enjoy the crunch of the matzah together with the moist sweetness of the charoset. Dreamy!
Filling: There are so many varieties of charoset but, as a sweet treat, I really enjoy this Persian Charoset
1 x 6 oz. packet each of ground walnuts and ground almonds (1 ½ cups)
½ cup ground pistachio nuts (shelled first of course)
1 cup date paste
½ cup raisins, ground
½ cup grape juice or wine
1 banana, mashed
1 apple, peeled and ground 2 tablespoons mixed spice (mix equal parts of cardomum, cinnamon, ginger – or similar spices you have at hand)
Grind all ingredients together into a wet paste.
Keep refrigerated. If needed you can thin the mixture with grape juice or sweet wine.