Per 1/4 cup: 150 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 41 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein
This dried fruit spread is one of the symbolic foods eaten during Passover Seder and used as a spread on matzah. Even if you don't celebrate Passover, you can still enjoy this sweet paste as a healthy topping on oatmeal or Greek yogurt. Though many different variations of charoset exist, this blogger’s low-cal version brims with heart-healthy nuts and potassium-rich figs.
2 c. raisins
1/2 c. pecans
1/2 c. almonds
4 oz. dates (about 7), pitted
4 dried figs
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1-2 tbsp. sweet wine or fruit juice
Grind dry nuts in food processor, remove, and set aside. Put the nuts, raisins, dates, figs, and cinnamon into the food processor a little at a time and add the applesauce and wine/juice as you grind to help keep it moving. Pulse until the mixture looks like a coarse paste. Remove the charoset from the processor and place it in a sealed container. Spread onto matzah and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers for later use.