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Twice Baked Sweet Potato Tzimmes – Jewish Food Hero Kitchen

  • Author: jewishfoodhero


  • 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


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