In Yiddish, a "tzimmes" is a long and involved procedure. To "make a tzimmes" means to make something unnecessarily complicated: "We were just going to serve coffee and cake, but she came in with a long list of recipes and made a big tzimmes out of the brunch." Fortunately, there's nothing complicated about this recipe. It's as easy as it is delicious.
This is adapted from a traditional recipe from the Persistent Vegetarian State Web site.
- 8 cups sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and cut into large chunks.
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ cup orange blossom honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon OR baking spices
- 3 tablespoons margarine, cut into small pats.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a large baking dish (13x9) with cooking spray and add potatoes, carrots, and raisins.
- Stir orange juice, honey, and cinnamon in small bowl. Pour over veggies.
- Dot mixture with small pats of margarine.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, uncovered. Stir well, and bake for another 20 minutes.