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Recipe: Carrot Tzimmes

On Rosh Hashanah, sweet foods symbolize the wish for a good, sweet year ahead! Enjoy this Jamie Geller sweet and honey-infused tzimmes to start off the new year.


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks,
  • 1/2 cup prunes
  • ½ cup orange jam
  • 1½ cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for parve version)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 sprig rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • pinch of salt and pepper


1. In a medium stockpot, place carrots, sweet potato, parsnips, prunes, orange jam, chicken stock, ginger, rosemary, salt and pepper.

2. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook for twenty minutes, covered.

3. Serve warm.

Tip: If made in advance, add extra stock for reheating.   

Recipe originally published in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine Fall 2014