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On today’s episode of WMUR’s Cook’s Corner, I showcased carrots. Even reindeer deserve locally-grown carrots for their hard work.

Tzimmes is a traditional Yiddish dish made for Passover or other holidays. Typically made with sweet potatoes and prunes, this version features carrots and plums, to bring in shared cultures of {sugar} plums and carrots (for the reindeer, of course.) This is great served with pork roast and baked ham; a tasty addition to your holiday table. The vegetables, honey and maple syrup were all from Salem NH Farmers Market.

TzimmesWhat you need:

  • 4 lg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2” chunks
  • 8 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 /2 c pitted dried plums, halved
  • 1 c orange juice
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1/4 c butter, cubed

What you do:

  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Prepare baking dish with spray. (I use my Le Creuset risotto skillet)
  • In lg bowl mix juice, water, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Add sweet potatoes, carrots and plums.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Pour into baking dish.
  • Cover with foil and bake 1 hour.
  • Uncover and dot with butter.
  • Bake 30-45 min, carefully stirring every 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.
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