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Cooking and Eating Carrot Tzimmes

Monday, April 15, 2024

Parker Jewish Institute is proud of our Food Service Department. We encourage all Parker members, whether a patient/resident, visitor or employee, to eat a well-balanced, nutritional diet. 

Carrot Tzimmes is a sweet and savory side dish, which contains many health benefits. Made of carrots and sweet potatoes, this dish contains beta carotene, which our bodies use to convert to vitamin A. This boosts our immune system, vision and skin.

Carrot Tzimmes is a great dish to serve during the spring holiday season! To learn how to make Carrot Tzimmes, watch the video below! 

• 9-10 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 1-pound)
• 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 2-pounds)
• ¼ cup dates
• ½ cup dried pitted prunes
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 cup orange juice (fresh is best)
• ¼ cup honey
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1½ teaspoons orange zest
• ¼ teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and add sweet potatoes and carrots, cooking until it starts to tenderize, about 10-15 minutes. Drain well.
3. Add all remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. The carrots and potatoes should still be a little hard, and mixing shouldn't cause them to fall apart or mush.
4. Cover with foil, and bake for approximately 30 minutes, basting midway with pan juices.
5. Uncover foil and broil for 5 minutes.
6. Remove from oven, and serve immediately. Warmed leftovers of this dish are delicious.

We hope you enjoy!

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