Tzimmes or tsimmes is a traditional Jewish casserole. It is a sweet dish, a combination of fruit, meat, and vegetables cooked slowly over very low heat, flavored with honey and sometimes cinnamon. There are endless varieties on the theme.
Tzimmes can be found in every good new year's meal (see Rosh Hashanah).
- 1 tsp oil
- 4 to 6 carrots, sliced
- 1 large sweet potato, cubed
- 2 to 3 tsps. honey or 4 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- dash of salt
- 2 slices pineapple, cut into pieces
- 1/2 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