Our haroset is based on dates, not apples. You use what's plentiful in your country: In the Middle East, it's dates! The dates are crushed, boiled and pureed, then sprinkled with crushed dried nuts. The result look exactly like mortar, as it is supposed to!

haggadah Section: Maror
Source: Dr Maurice M. Mizrahi, Fort Belvoir Congregation, Virginia