Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the New Year so Jewish families love to make it sweet. Tzimmes has been around for centuries as a Rosh Hashanah meal. Tzimmes is typically made from carrots, root vegetables, and dried fruits – prunes or raisins, and is sure to come out as a very sweet treat. For other sweet things straight from Israel, click here.

Ingredients: 

· 1 bag carrots 
· 5-6 sweet potatoes 
· 1/2 cup pitted prunes 
· 1/2 cup honey 
· 1 cup orange juice 
· 1/2-1 teaspoon salt 
· 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
· margarine 

Preparation: 

Boil water in large pot. Wash and peel carrots and sweet potatoes. Place carrots and potatoes in boiling water. Cover pot. Let cook until tender but firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil shallow baking dish. Drain carrots and potatoes. Place in baking dish with prunes. Mix gently. Mix orange juice, honey, salt, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Pour over casserole. Dot top with margarine. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Stir gently and bake uncovered for 10 minutes. 

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