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Sweet Carrot Tzimmes


Tzimmes is an eastern European recipe for honey baked carrots. The Yiddish word "meren" means carrots and to increase. Carrots symbolize our hope that we increase our good deeds in the coming year. Some tzimmes recipes add prunes, sweet potatoes or even meat to the sweet carrots.


  • 1 bag carrots
  • 5-6 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • margarine


1. Boil water in large pot.
2. Wash and peel carrots and sweet potatoes.
3. Place carrots and potatoes in boiling water. Cover pot. Let cook until tender but firm.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Oil shallow baking dish.
6. Drain carrots and potatoes. Place in baking dish with prunes. Mix gently.
7. Mix orange juice, honey, salt, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Pour over casserole.
8. Dot top with margarine. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Stir gently and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

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