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Carrot and Apple 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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  • 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


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.