A new twist on classic tzimmes: a twice baked sweet potato version.
Tzimmes (sometimes spelled tsimmes) is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits such as prunes or raisins, often combined with other root vegetables.
Tzimmes is often part of the Rosh Hashanah meal when it is traditional to eat sweet dishes. (Good to know that it can be served for Pesach/Passover too as it meets all the kosher for Passover requirement.)
I’ve adapted a traditional tzimmes recipe with healthy ingredients that are all plant based.
This Tzimmes is:
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Tzimmes
- Baking sheet
- Large bowl
- 4 large sweet potatoes (or yams)
- Juice of 2 oranges
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
- ¼ cup raw sugar or maple syrup
- 1 cup prunes, coarsely chopped
- Garnish: 2 green onions
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
- Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until completely baked
- Remove from the oven and set aside to cool
When cool enough to handle:
- Slice them in half lengthwise
- Use a spoon to scoop out the orange flesh and place it in a large bowl
- Reserve the sweet potato skins
In a large bowl:
- Mash the sweet potato flesh, adding the orange juice, cinnamon, sea salt and raw sugar
- Stir in the chopped prunes
- Fill the empty sweet potato skins with this mixture and place them on a baking sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes, until they are golden on top
- Garnish with thinly sliced green onion before serving, if desired
If you love this recipe, you’ll love The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Simple Plant Based Recipes For Your Holiday Meals