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Tzimmes with ‘Facon’


This tzimmes is designed to be served either as the main dish or as a side. I love the fact that there are many simanim in it (honey, apples, carrots, sesame seeds) incorporated. Enjoy for a truly sweet New Year!


Check out our complete collection of Rosh Hashanah recipes for mains, sides, soups, desserts, and more inspiration for the holiday.


Prepare the Tzimmes


On the stovetop, bring the carrots and water to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add the apples and cranberries. In a preheated oven, lay the facon on a baking sheet and drizzle honey on each slice, topping with sesame seeds, if using.


Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, or until the edges are very dark. Turn off oven and let sit for additional 10 minutes, so the meat crisps.


Strain the water from the apple mixture. Using kitchen shears, cut the facon into small pieces and add to the apple mixture. Scrape off the honey that is left over on the tray, and use a spatula to gently incorporate the meat and honey into the apple mixture.


Best served immediately and hot.


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.