From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Twice Baked Sweet Potato Tzimmes

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Twice baked sweet potato Tzimmes

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:

Naturally Sweet

Satisfying

Sweet-Smelling

Healthy

Beautiful


Twice Baked Sweet Potato Tzimmes

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Serves 4-6

Tools:

  • Baking sheet
  • Large bowl

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  • 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

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Comments 8

  1. A lovely way to serve and enjoy tzimmus. I am going to do this for Rosh Hashanah. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. I have about 20 people coming this year – I am SO excited to serve these this year!!! Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!

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  3. Looking forward to trying this new twist on a classic! Wonder if it is as sweet as the traditional? L’shanah Tova!

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      Hi Amy, Thanks for taking the time to comment. I think that this tzimmes is as sweet as traditional – but in a better way as it is more natural sweetness. Let me know what you think.

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