Traditional Jewish Dish
Traditional Jewish Dish
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Cooking spray
3 lbs Sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
1 ½ lbs Carrots peeled, halved and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup Dried prunes pitted
½ cup Dried apricots
1 cup Orange juice fresh squeezed
½ cup Water
¼ cup Honey
3 tbsp Brown sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
4 tbsp Butter cut into thin slices
For garnish:
Orange zest optional

Nutritional information

  • For garnish:



Tzimmes is a traditional Jewish dish that features a sweet blend of root vegetables and dried fruits like prunes and apricots. It makes for a perfect accompaniment to braised meats and rich starchy dishes on a holiday table. Oven-baked and with minimal hands-on time, this recipe is a keeper.

The recipe is pretty straightforward and easy to follow. Once the sweet potatoes and carrots are peeled and chopped, place them in an oiled baking dish along with the dried plums and apricots. Combine the freshly squeezed orange juice with water, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon and pour over the casserole. Cover with foil and bake for an hour. Then uncover and dot with butter. Continue to bake until the sweet potatoes are tender and the sauce has thickened, stirring every 15 minutes, to thoroughly meld the flavors. Garnish with orange zest and enjoy!

To make the Tzimmes, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Tzimmes

Steps to make Tzimmes


Heat oven and prepare baking dish

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.


Place vegetables and dried fruit in baking dish


Place 3 pounds chopped sweet potatoes, 1 ½ pounds chopped carrots, 1 cup dried plums, and ½ cup dried apricots in the prepared dish and stir to mix.


Prepare orange juice mixture


In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup orange juice, ½ cup water, ¼ cup honey, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.


Pour orange juice mixture over vegetables and fruit


Pour the prepared orange juice mixture over the vegetables and fruit and cover the dish with foil.



1h 50m

Bake the casserole for one hour, then uncover and dot with butter. Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender and the sauce has thickened. Stir every 15 minutes.



Garnish with orange zest before serving and enjoy!

A comforting stew sweetened with honey, dried prunes and apricots, Tzimmes is a Jewish holiday staple. Easy and delicious! Give this recipe a try, and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your holiday posts.

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