Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 18, 2023
I found this tzimmes recipe a long time ago. It has become our traditional side dish for every holiday feast and is a favorite of young and old alike. It also complements chicken or turkey quite well. —Cheri Bragg, Viola, Delaware


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 large), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 pounds medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 package (12 ounces) pitted dried plums (prunes), halved
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free margarine or butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, combine sweet potatoes, carrots and plums. Combine orange juice, water, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon; pour over vegetables.
  2. Cover and bake for 1 hour. Uncover; dot with butter. Bake until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened, 45-60 minutes, carefully stirring every 15 minutes.

Tzimmes Tips

Is tzimmes served hot or cold?

Tzimmes is typically served warm. Traditionally, this root veggie dish is served on Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Passover—but is great to make all year round. Learn more about symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods!

Can tzimmes be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze tzimmes ahead of time. Follow our freezer tips to ensure your tzimmes comes out fresh.

What goes well with tzimmes?

Tzimmes goes well with these classic Passover recipes. Don't forget the matzo ball soup.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 309 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 7g fiber), 4g protein.