← Back to Search Results
baking Jewish
Basic Tzimmes

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Tzimmes is the Yiddish term for a casserole of sweet vegetables and dried fruit. It’s a favorite for most holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah. Often it includes meat as well and is served as a main course. When prepared without meat, as in this version, it makes a tasty accompaniment for roast chicken or braised beef.

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, peeled, halved, and sliced about ½-inch thick
  • 1 pound boiling potatoes, halved and sliced about ½-inch thick
  • ¾ pound carrots, diagonally sliced ½-inch thick
  • 4 ounces pitted prunes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine sweet potatoes, boiling potatoes, carrots, prunes, brown sugar, and cinnamon, if using, in a large saucepan. Add 1 quart water and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables and prunes are tender.

2. Mix cornstarch with 1/3 cup water. Add to simmering liquid, stirring gently. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring gently, until sauce comes to a simmer and thickens. Season it with salt and more brown sugar, if desired.

3. Spoon mixture into a lightly oiled 2-quart casserole dish. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until bubbling.


© 2000 Faye Levy
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information includes optional cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

218kcal (11%)
64mg (6%)
20mg (34%)
1018mcg RAE (34%)
911mg
55mg
4g
17g
7g
52g
0mg (0%)
377mg (16%)
0g (0%)
0g (1%)
2mg (9%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
the-lee-bros-southern-cookbook-stories-and-recipes-for-southerners-and-would-be-southerners The Lee Bros. Southern Cook...
by Ted Lee, Matt Lee
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
nigella-express Nigella Express
by Nigella Lawson
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
salmon-a-cookbook Salmon: A Cookbook
by Diane Morgan
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
baked-new-frontiers-in-baking Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?