Preparation Time:20 minutes

Persian Charoset (Halleq)

In a large food processor combine pistachios, almonds, figs, raisins, cardamom and allspice; pulse until coarsely chopped

Add pears and bananas; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add orange zest, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/2 cup pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup wine; pulse until a coarse paste forms, adding more vinegar, juice or wine to taste. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.