Millie's Tzimmes

Total Time:
10 hr
10 hr

12 to 16 servings

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds yams, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) dried apple rings, cut in quarters
  • 1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) pitted prunes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) dried pears, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) dried apricots, cut in half if large
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) dried sweet cherries
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) dried sour cherries
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups white wine (sweet or dry)
  • Place the carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, yams, dried apples, prunes, dried pears, dried apricots, and dried sweet and sour cherries in the insert of a 5 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker. Stir to mix. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon on top. Pour in the orange juice and wine and add enough water to cover. Cover and cook on HIGH for 10 to 11 hours, or until the vegetables are very soft. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Note: If you are concerned if the oils or other ingredients in these recipes are suitable for Passover, seek non-dairy substitutes or ingredients that are certified kosher for Passover.

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Terrific and tasty Tzimmes! Super easy to make too. I didn't do the prunes, raisins and pears but doubled up on the apricots, tart cherries and apple rings. This was a big crowd pleaser and I was thinking that I may try this next time with my brisket recipe. I added about 1/3 cup of honey to the mixture but followed everything else to a T. Also, I may try cubing my vegetables next time instead of thin sliced because they were super, tender. Either way, this recipe is too easy to not make again and is an easy crowd pleaser for any holiday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this recipe for Rosh Hashanah which is tomorrow. Oh, gosh -The fruits in this recipe make it beautiful! Love, Love, Love the contrast of colored fruits and vegetables...Orange sweet potatoes, dried deep red sweet and tart cherries, yellow pears, white potatoes and onions, dried black plums, dried golden apricots The wine gives it a depth of flavor and balances out the sweet flavors -in the end, you will not know there is wine in there. I substituted one cup of diet Ginger Ale for one of the cups of wine and added 1/2c. Honey, and 1t. salt to again, balance the sweetness. (you may add more/less/omit salt to taste). The dried tart cherries give this recipe a wonderful "tang". There are so many variations of Tzimmes out there. Every person has a favorite. If you don't like onions much, leave 'em out. Really, I don't think there is such a thing as a terrible Tzimmes. If you don't like this recipe, either you're not used to Tzimmes or you're having a really bad day! Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Onions have no business in this recipe. Infact, I tweeked it quite a bit - and it turned out DELICIOUS! Mix all ingredients (NO ONIONS!!!) and add some honey. I had no white wine around, and it turned out fine. Keep your dried fruits to stuff you love, don't rely on what's here. I used apricots, prunes (does a lot for the taste and color), pears, and cherries. I only used sweet potatoes and carrots for the veggies. Very very easy to make. There are much finer recipes out there, but this one tastes good and really easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! Very easy and great tasting! The sweet potatoes and prunes reminded me of the stewed fruits that my grandmother used to make. This is a keeper for holiday get togethers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After countless recipes for tzimmes over the course of many years, I have FINALLY found one that is absolutely delicious! Everyone at my table raved about Millie's tzimmes!!! Simply THE BEST! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Now this is a true tzimmes recipe, perfectly balanced with a few gourmet touches. Avoid Wayne Brachman's faux tsimis with-ugh-marshmallows! item not reviewed by moderator and published