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Tzimmes I

Tzimmes I


1 tsp. oil
4 to 6 carrots, sliced
1 large sweet potato, cubed
2 to 3 tsp. honey or 4 tbsp. sugar
¼ cup orange juice
dash of salt
2 slices pineapple, cut into pieces
½ tsp. nutmeg (optional)

Coat bottom of 2-quart saucepan with oil, and heat. Add carrots and cook on low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes. Add sweet potato, honey, orange juice and dash of salt. Cook over low flame for 30 minutes.

Add pineapple and nutmeg, if desired. After 5 minutes, remove from heat. Serve warm.

Use: 2-quart saucepan
Yields: 4 servings

Excerpted from Spice and Spirit, The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook, published by Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Publications
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Revenn Edelstein September 7, 2013

Tzimmis My Mothe-in-law a Blessed memory, grated white potatos, adding eggs, grated onions, flour and salt and pepper to taste. Formed the mixture in a ball, placed them in the boiling tzimmis, She also used short ribs, basting it often until a glaze appeard on the heavenly tzimmis. Reply

Anonymous ct March 23, 2013

Storing tzimmes and freezing How many days ahead can I prepare tzimmes and store in the fridge safely?

Will it freeze well? Reply

nancy parlin, nj September 28, 2011

happy new year to all eat and enjoy whatever u cook Reply

Laurice Taylor Summerfield, Florida September 27, 2011

All yellow tzimmes I use apricots, golden raisins, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, carrots, honey and cinnamon. Prepared in a crock pot takes the worry away of setting any temperature. Leave cooking most of the day, even if at work. Have made with or without flanken. Reply

Karen Indio, CA September 19, 2011

tzimmes Has anyone ever had tzimmes with kishka? Reply

nancy parlin, nj September 18, 2011

tzimmes it can also be cooked with flanken meat simmer with the carrot and white and sweet potatoes, yum! Reply

Phyllis Hantman Rockaway, NJ, USA September 7, 2011

tzimmes Tzimmes can be cooked on top of the stove or baked in the oven. Stovetop: I cover the pot and bring to a simmer; simmer gently stirring once in a while until all vegetables and fruits are tender. No such thing as overcooking-- just be careful not to burn the bottom!
Oven method: Bake covered at 350 degrees, mix every half hour until tender. Uncover for last half hour- the top kind of caramelizes and edges brown. The best! Reply

Rochel Chein for September 5, 2011

Re: Symbolic On Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat foods whose names allude to blessing and prosperity. For example, many have the custom of eating a carrot dish, because in Yiddish the word for carrots, meren, means to multiply. Reply

Anonymous Johannesburg, South Africa September 1, 2011

Symbolic? What does tzimmes symbolise? Reply

Chana Benjaminson New Bedford, Massachusetts August 4, 2011

For Sheila This particular recipe calls for stove top cooking, no temperature is given. Enjoy! Reply

Sheila Aurora, CO August 4, 2011

Tzimmes What temperature does it cook at?
In the oven or on top of the stove?
Have not had this for many, many, many years. My mother would make it and i have not ever tried. Looking forward to it.
Thanks. Reply

Phyllis Hantman Rockaway, Morris, NJ September 3, 2010

Freezing tzimmes I have prepared tzimmes many ways, using sweet potato, carrots and a variety of fruits. Sometimes I add pineapple or plums, sometimes dried dried prunes and apricots. I once added some apple slices! I have frozen many types of tzimmes and it always works well- just heat thoroughy and mix well before serving and enjoy! Reply

Chani Benjaminson, August 19, 2009

Freeze My mother freezes her tzimmes and it comes out delicious, but she doesn't use sweet potato. I think it should work, but you may want to do a test run just to be sure. Reply

henna August 19, 2009

does this freeze well hi, I need to prepare for yom tov in advance, does this recipe freeze well? Reply

M Ross Manchester, England September 26, 2008

Tzimmes So easy. Thank you so much. Shalom Reply

Arwen Legolas Wilson Pasadena, Texas September 12, 2007

Thanks An Easy enough Recipe that doesn't hold up the rest of my Holiday cooking, and I actually have everything on-hand.

Le Shanah Tovah Reply

Devorah Snyder Kila, Montana September 21, 2006

recipes Thank you for the recipes. I wanted to make Tzimmes and Honey Cake for the first time this year, but didn't have the recipes for them.
We appreciate all that we can find on
Bless you. Reply

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