Tzimmes is a traditional stew for Passover, made from a combination of sweet potatoes and dried fruit. This crowd-pleasing side dish is easy to make so be sure to have enough on hand.


  • 9 medium carrots, (about 1 pound), peeled

  • 4 sweet potatoes, (about 2 pounds)

  • 1 cup bite-size pitted prunes, (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 cup dried apricots, (about 5 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • cup fresh orange juice

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 ½ teaspoons orange zest, (from one orange)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut carrots into 2-inch pieces. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, and lower heat to medium; add sweet potatoes in their skins, and cook for 20 minutes, adding the carrots after 10 minutes. Drain in a colander, and set aside until cool enough to handle.

  2. Peel sweet potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large bowl along with carrots and remaining ingredients. Mix well, and transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.

  3. Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes, basting with pan juices after 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve immediately.

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