Since it opened its doors in October1999, Artie's Deli in New York City has sold traditional Jewish food. One of its most popular dishes during Passover is tzimmes, a sweet stew made with carrots, potatoes, and dried fruit.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place dried fruit in a medium bowl and pour 1 1/2 cups of the boiling water over the fruit. Let stand until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid; set aside.
Add a large pinch of salt to the boiling water. Add carrots and sweet potatoes, and cook until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a large ovenproof saucepan with a lid. Add the softened fruit and reserved liquid, the marmalade, brown sugar, granulated sugar, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt; stir to combine.
Cover, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover, stir gently, and return to oven, uncovered, until light brown, about 15 minutes more. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.