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Fig and Coconut Charosis


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Fig and Coconut Charosis


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Ready Time : 5 min


3 cup (s)s


  • 1 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup sweet white Passover wine
  • pinch or two cayenne pepper


Combine the figs, apricots and raisins in a bowl. Peel the orange and remove the outer white pith (leaving only the orange flesh). Cut the flesh into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add the coconut, ginger, coriander, apricot jam and wine and mix ingredients. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste – you want a hint of heat at the back of your tongue; do not make overpoweringly hot. Let rest for at least one hour before serving. May be made 2 days ahead.


About Ronnie Fein


Ronnie Fein has been a freelance food and lifestyle writer since 1980. She has her own food blog, called Kitchen Vignettes. Ronnie is the author of Hip Kosher and operates the Ronnie Fein School of Creative Cooking in Stamford, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband. She has two married daughters and four grandchildren.




3 Responses to Fig and Coconut Charosis

  1. love your website. confused about this recipe though. how could a recipe with “coconut” be nut-free? i would not use it with a person with a nut allergy.

    • Thanks Linda, although coconut is considered a tree nut by the FDA for labeling purposes, it is an extremely rare allergy in contrast to most nuts. Obviously you would only want to serve it to someone you know is not allergic to it.

  2. My daughter has life-threatening nut allergies. Coconut is not a tree-nut like walnut or almond, even though labeling requirements may classify it as a nut. It is more like a fruit. My daughter eats coconut all the time. I suppose a person could be allergic to coconut, but not necessarily someone whop is allergic to nuts. Best advice is, when in doubt, don’t serve it.

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