Sweet Carrots and Prunes

    1 hour 25 minutes

    This is my mother's take on tzimmes which is a Jewish dish usually eaten at Rosh Hashanah when it is traditional to eat sweet foods.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 375g pitted prunes
    • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons matzo meal

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Place the prunes in a large saucepan and add water to barely cover while you peel and cut the potatoes and carrots. Add the potatoes, carrots, lemon juice and sugar to the water, bring to a boil and lower heat. Simmer the mixture until the carrots are very tender and the mixture is thick, about 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
    2. If a thicker tzimmes is desired, stir in the matzo meal and simmer an additional 30 minutes.

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    I made this for Pesach past, and it was mmm mmm good. I used less sugar and more prunes then it called for.  -  13 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)