Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Potato Tzimmes
Potato Tzimmes Eileen Goltz | Pareve or Dairy


2 pounds of large carrots, peeled and cut down to 1" slices

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut to 1" cubes

2 pounds white potatoes (any work fine, I use russet) peeled and cut to 1" cubes

5 cups water

1 cup coarsely chopped prunes

1/4 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 large lemon's rind, finely grated

1 cup water

1 tablespoon butter or margarine


Preheat the oven to 350. Cook the carrots in boiling water for 5 minutes.

Then add all of the potatoes to the pot and boil for an additional 5 minutes.

At this point the vegetables will barely seem tender – don’t worry. Drain the potatoes and carrots well. Add the prunes, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon rind and 1 cup of water to the mix. Pour the mixture this into a greased 3 Qt. baking dish (should be shallow rather than deep). Dot the top with the butter or margarine. Bake for 1/2 hour. If you feel it is browning cover it loosely with aluminum foil. Serves 8 to 10.

Serves 8 to 10