Candle Cafe’s Sweet Potato and Apricot Tzimmes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Orange food is orangey!

With carrots, sweet potatoes, dried apricots, orange juice, and orange peel, among other things. (Namely cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice, with a little extra cinnamon sugar for sprinkling.) Boil, bake, bada bing, bada boom.

Actually I think the boiling is overkill; the carrots and sweet potatoes were so tender after ten minutes on the stove top that I wasn’t sure that they’d hold up to 30 minutes of baking, too. Probably you could jack the temp up from 350F a bit and bake them a little longer in lieu of boiling?

Also, I wonder if maybe I overdid it with the carrots and sweet potatoes; I used the correct amount of each (six and four), but there was no way the recommended ten cups of water would have covered them all for boiling! I used at least three times that much. They barely fit in my 9″x12″ baking pan!

Anyway, the result is super-tasty and a nice departure from my normal side dish routine. Plus they made my house smell heavenly while they were baking, so that’s good too.