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Tzimmes is a sweet carrot and sweet potato stew that is traditional for the Jewish new year, but makes a perfect side dish any time of year.

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Light Brown Sugar
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  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, plus the zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, plus more for greasing pan


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 11x7 inch baking pan and place carrots, sweet potatoes, dried cherries and dried apricots in pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, zest, white wine, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour over the vegetable mixture and bake for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, if liquid is completely reduced, add a touch of water. Dot with butter and bake for 30 more minutes until vegetables are tender and liquid has become a glaze.


Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Amy Kritzer @whatjewwannaeat.

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