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Date Jam (Halek)
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Serve as haroset at the Seder and as a dip for matzah.

Serves: 8 cups

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10 cups pitted dates, preferably Mejdoul
4 quarts water
2-tsp. ground anise
3 cups coarsely ground walnuts
1 cup ground almonds


  1. Place the dates, water, and anise in a large saucepan and boil for about one hour, uncovered. Stir occasionally. Stir frequently the last 15 minutes. The dates should be very soft.
  2. Press the date mixture through a sieve and return the thin, clear syrup to a smaller saucepan and simmer uncovered, over very low heat for about 3 hours, stirring frequently. The syrup should thicken.
  3. Cool and just before serving place 2 cups of the halek in a bowl and sprinkle with half the walnuts and almonds.
  4. Reserve the remaining halek and nuts separately.

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