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Carrot Tzimmes

carrot tzimmes

Carrot tzimmes is a classic Jewish holiday dish. In this quick and easy recipe, orange jam is the secret ingredient that sets this traditional dish apart.

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  • 8Servings


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks,
  • 1/2 cup prunes
  • ½ cup orange jam
  • 1½ cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for parve version)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 sprig rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • pinch of salt and pepper


1. In a medium stockpot, place carrots, sweet potato, parsnips, prunes, orange jam, chicken stock, ginger, rosemary, salt and pepper. 

2. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook for twenty minutes, covered. 

3. Serve warm. 

Tip: If made in advance, add extra stock for reheating.                   

Recipe originally published in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine Fall 2014 Subscribe Now