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Carrot Tzimmes


Tzimmes is a traditional Rosh Hashana dish containing of sweet carrots. It is super easy to put together and there are many variations how to make it. This recipe amps the flavors by adding raisins and cinnamon, but they can be omitted if they don’t suit your families taste. Shana Tovah!


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Prepare the Tzimmes


Heat the butter or oil in a large shallow sauté pan over medium heat. (Butter will give the richest taste, but if you observe Jewish dietary laws and want to serve this at a meat meal, or have a child allergic to dairy, olive oil works fine.) Toss the carrot “coins” in the fat to coat them. Add honey, cinnamon, orange juice and stir to combine.


Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover the sauté pan and cook until the carrots are tender, about five minutes. Remove cover and add raisins. Turn the heat up to medium and reduce the sauce until it is a syrupy glaze about three to five more minutes. Season well with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, every day providing hot, nutritious meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food. For Rosh Hashanah, Masbia collected Tzimmes recipes as Tzimmes is a symbolic and sweet food for the holiday. To learn more, click here.