Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Carrot Tzimmes

We were bound in Egypt

...and after eating all that matzah on the run, we were bound again. And that's why we eat matzah during Passover.

Then Moses said again "Let my people go!"

And we were given Tsimmes.

But seriuosly, Passover can be hard(er) on the digestive tract than other Jewish holidays. Thank gosh for tsimmes: a sweet mixture of vegetables and other fibrous fruits. My favourite is carrots and prunes.

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Carrot Tzimmes
This standard Passover dish uses sweet flavours to remind us of the sweetness of freedom from Pharoh.
1 kg carrots, peeled3/4 cup (more or less to taste) dried prunes, chopped1/4 cup butter or margarine1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp cinnamon1/8 tsp nutmeg1 cup orange juice1-2 tsp potato starch
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.2. Boil carrots until tender (not mushy), for 5 minutes and slice to 1/4"-1/2" rounds.3. Place carrots in a mixing bowl with prunes.4. In a small saucepan, melt butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until smooth. 5. Stir potato starch into orange juice and then combine with butter and sugar and heat until just boiling.6. Pour mixture over carrots and prunes and mix thoroughly.7. Transfer everything into a covered baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes. 8. Uncover and bake for an additional 20-30, or until carrots are soft and mixture is bubbling.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 servings
Recipes by the Haggis and the Herring: tasty world recipes tested in our kitchen
Carrot Tzimmes on Foodista MyMeatlessMondays


  1. Hey Dan,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I too am Sephardic, and enjoyed many a kitniyot filled Passover growing up. However upon marrying my husband, I bid farewell to rice,beans, etc. at Passover time. I know eventually we will all be free to eat kitniyot- but why is it taking so long? Your carrot tsimmes looks delish!
    Happy Passover- go easy on the Matzah....

  2. That sounds like a wonderful dish...for anyone anytime! I think I may add it into my carrot dish rotations.

  3. Sounds really good, I love me some carrots!


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