Carrot and Apple Tzimmes

Staff Writer
Carrot and Apple Tzimmes
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Tzimmes

Tzimmes is a traditional Jewish stew of apples and dried fruit sweetened with honey. Here is a simple recipe your readers can easily make from chef Marc Taxiera of The Russian Tea Room, located in New York City.

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6
Servings
101
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound carrots, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 Teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup Granny Smith apple
  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 1/4 Cup dried mixed fruit (raisins, cherries, and currants)
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Heat oil in a saucepan and sauté onions until translucent. Add carrots and water and simmer until carrots are tender. Transfer carrots and onions to a plate, keeping the liquid in the pan.

Add the apple, honey, dried fruit, orange juice, and butter (optional) to the pan. Sauté over low heat until the fruit has reconstituted and is plump.

Add the carrots and onions. Season to taste and serve warm.

Carrot Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Carrot Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
635µg
71%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.6%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.4%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
33mg
3%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
4%
Iron
0.4mg
2.3%
Magnesium
13mg
3%
Monounsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.2%
Phosphorus
34mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
306mg
9%
Sodium
354mg
15%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.7%