Most Americans eat some kosher food every day, but chances are they’re not aware of it. Take a walk down the aisles of any supermarket and you will see that certification appears on over 60% of America’s produced foods that are certified kosher, from the coveted Oreo to the thirst-quenching Coca-Cola. Over $150 billion of kosher certified products are consumed annually, and spending continues to rise dramatically.
Apricot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes
Eileen Goltz |
2 hours, 20 minutes
1 hour, 45 minutes
8 to 10 side dish servings
4 cups apricot nectar
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
6 Tablespoons margarine
½ cup chopped dried apricots
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup honey
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground pepper
5 lbs. sweet potatoes; peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
4 large carrots; pared and sliced
¼ cup pitted prunes
Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.
In a large sauce pan combine the nectar, broth, margarine, apricots, brown sugar, honey, salt, cinnamon and pepper and heat until the margarine melts.
Add the sweet potatoes and carrots; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a slow boil, cook until potatoes begin to soften about 15 minutes.
Using slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes and carrots to the prepared dish. Add the prunes.
Pour the juices from pot over the potatoes and cover with heavy duty foil, press the foil firmly to the potatoes and seal the edges tightly. (You can do this in a large covered casserole dish as well).
Bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until potatoes are tender and beginning to brown on top about 55 minutes.