#Tzimmes: Join Me in Feeding the Needy

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Serves: 8 / Simanim: Apples, Carrots
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes


  • 6 carrots
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup bite-size dried figs 
  • 1 cup dried apricots 
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • ½ cup golden raisins 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup bourbon infused maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 
  • ¼ cup fresh orange (processed with rind)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped


Heat oven to 350°F. Cut carrots into 2-inch pieces. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, and lower heat to medium; add sweet potatoes in their skins, and cook for 20 minutes, adding the carrots after 10 minutes. Drain and set aside until cool.

Peel sweet potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large bowl along with carrots.

Melt butter in a saute pan, add fruit, agave, maple syrup, orange juice and simmer for a minute or two, just until the mixture is heated. Mix with potatoes and carrots. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well, and transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes, basting with pan juices after 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve

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