Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes
An Eastern European standard, tzimmes is a roasted vegetable dish that is made a number of ways, depending on the occasion. For Rosh Hashana, the appropriate ingredients include carrots
and sweet potatoes, with the added sweetness of fresh and dried fruits. Photo by Susan Voisin.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 3 large carrots, sliced
- 3 large sweet potatoes, cooked or microwaved in their skins,
then peeled and sliced
- 1 large apple or pear, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped prunes
- 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon each: ground ginger and salt
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Sauté the onions over medium heat until they are translucent. Add the carrots and continue to sauté until onions and carrots are golden.
In a mixing bowl, combine the onion-carrot mixture with all the remaining ingredients except walnuts. Mix thoroughly; don’t worry if the potato slices break apart.
Transfer the mixture to a large, oiled, shallow baking dish (a round or oval shape is attractive). Sprinkle the optional walnuts over the top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top begins to turn slightly crusty.
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