Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

from Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Tsimmes is a festive Jewish dish that combines vegetables and fruit; savory with tart and sweet. There is no official recipe, but one thing all versions have in common is the technique: just throw everything together and bake it for a long time. The dish is also fabulous for American holiday meals - an excellent variation on the traditional sweet potato dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Place them in a large bowl, add all remaining ingredients except bread crumbs (if using), and toss until nicely combined. Don't worry if it's not perfectly uniform.
  3. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole or equivalent baking pan, sprinkle with crumbs if using and cover with foil Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until everything is very tender and indistinguishable from everything else.
Most Helpful

This recipe is awesome! I've been making it for years. My favorite Thanksgiving dish.

jcewoods November 21, 2012

This is the first time I made this dish. The problem I ran into is that the cooking time wasn't nearly enough. The veggies were still somewhat raw. I added an extra hour, and although they were more tender, they still didn't have that blended flavor. Then I took the mixture and put it in a crockpot on high for the morning, and by noon, it was fine-tasted delicious with beautifully blended flavors. I am not sure why the discrepancy in cooking time. My oven works fine. Nevertheless, if you try this recipe, you might want to use a crockpot and finish it in the oven with the breadcrumbs or be prepared to bake it for a long time.

Chef MimiB September 16, 2012