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Sweet Potato-Apple Tsimmis

This delicious is a major feature of Rosh Ha-Shanah dinners in my parent’s home, as it now is in mine. My mother originally found the recipe in the New York Times, which attributed it to Chabad, so it may be from Spice and Spirit. If you recognize it, please let me know.

This dish is best made at least a day ahead. Also good for Passover.

6 sweet potatoes
3 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into rounds or wedges
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup orange juice
grated zest of one orange

Peel and boil sweet potatoes 20-25 minutes or until tender when pricked with fork. Drain and let sit until cool enough to handle. Slice into rounds.

Combine with remaining ingredients in a 9×13 inch baking pan. Mix well.

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until apples are soft.

UPDATE: I checked Spice and Spirit, and the recipe isn’t there.


Hi! My comment is really that we need a photo of this dish, as we were asked to bring it to a Passover meal–and we want to make it look as good as it tastes. Although it is a simple dish, and we can do it without the photo…we would like very much to see how the presentation of this dish looks under auththentic circumstances.

Thanks so much…Caroline Debs

Can tzimmis be made ahead and frozen?
Thanks for the help.

I’m looking for a recipe for tsimmes. I remember my mother making it with carrots, prunes, apricots and don’t remember the other ingredients. Could you possibly help me?

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