Rosh Hashanah Recipe Box: Sweet Potato & Apple Tzimmes

Hey KS Fans,

I am not sure there is a bigger sweet potato fan out there than myself – I truly love them.

And because my love knows no bounds,

I try to find as many recipes as I can using these delicous little orange potatoes.

I think I have tried them in every dish imaginable from the savory to the sweet – from the fried to the baked.

Here is one of my favorite side dishes that I got out of a Country Living Magazine .

It is the perfect side to a beef or chicken dish. I normally serve it on Rosh Hashanah during one of the night meals.

It is a great alternative to the traditional tzimmas.

Personally, I love to add a touch of cayenne to kick things up a notch , but I normally leave it out when serving as a Yom Tov side dish.

Happy Yom Tov! Sarah

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Sweet Potato & Apple Tzimmes

Ingredients :

  • 3 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted margarine
  • 1/4 cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


    1. Roast the sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss all ingredients in a large bowl to combine.
    2. Transfer to a baking dish and bake, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.
    3. Increase oven to 500 degrees F and bake until liquid evaporates and potatoes are browned, 10 to 15 minutes.
    4.  Serve immediately.
Welcome to the first ever Jewish Holiday Blog Party, hosted by Jessie of Taste and Miriam of Overtime Cook, and sponsored by Kitchen Aid! As you may know, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is coming up, and Jewish bloggers from all over the world are celebrating with all kinds of twists on traditional Rosh Hashanah foods.
Stop by and check out some of these amazing Rosh Hashanah themed recipes on the following blogs:


Challah and Bread:

Marlene of The Jewish Hostess made Apple Challah
Amanda of The Challah Blog made Pomegranate Challah
Shelly of The Kosher Home made Apple, Honey and Pomegranate Challah!
Sides, Salads and Starters: 
Sarah of Food, Words, Photos made Tzimmes (Rosh Hashanah Carrots)
Tali of More Quiche, Please made Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash
Roberta and Lois of Kosher Eye made Simanim Salad
Chanie of Busy In Brooklyn made Pomegranate Coleslaw
Rivki of Life in the Married Lane made Super Salad
Hannah of Cooking Manager made Beets Marinated with Ginger and Garlic
Sina of The Kosher Spoon made Pomegranate, Almond and Raisin Couscous
Shulie of Food Wanderings made Rosh Hashanah Salad
Hindy of Confident Cook-Hesitant Baker made Warm Roasted Beets with Farro
Sarah of Kosher Street made Sweet Potato Apple Tzimmes
Main Dishes:
Jessie of Taste made Smoked Salmon
Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Chicken with Dates
Michele of Kosher Treif Cooking made Coconut Chicken Strips with two dipping sauces
Melinda of Kitchen Tested made Key Lime Glazed Duck
Stephanie and Jessica of The Kosher Foodies made Chicken Braised in Pomegranate
Liz of The Lemon Bowl made Beef Brisket
Estee of Anyone Interested? made Easy Breazy 5 Minute Brisket
Desserts and Drinks:
Miriam of Overtime Cook made Mini Apples and Honey Tarts
Laura of Pragmatic Attic made Fresh Ginger Honey Cake
Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made Honey Caramel Apple Galette
Danielle of Hugs and Cookies xoxo made The World’s Best Rugelach
Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat made an Apple and Honey Cocktail
Nick of The Baking Process made Apple and Date Honey Squares
Lisa of The Monday Morning Cooking Club made Honey Chiffon Cake and Traditional Honey Cake
Leah of Cook Kosher made Pomegranate Ice Cream
Nossi of The Kosher Gastronome made Non-dairy Key Lime Cheesecake Bar with Key Lime Caramel

Miriam aka The Overtime Cook

Tales of an Overtime Cook…recipes for those of use who don’t have lots of time to spend in the kitchen!

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. Judith Ginsberg says:

    How do you do this for Yom Tov when you can’t turn up the oven? It sounds so good and we all love sweet potatoes.

    • admin says:

      You can def. make this ahead and just rewarm- still delicious (in my opinion even more so – because the potatoes and apples have sat and soaked in all the sweetness)

  2. Jessie says:

    Can you believe i”ve never had this with apples? I need to give it a whirl this year. Thanks for participating!

  3. Love a little heat from the cayenne!! Yum!

  4. Laura says:

    This sounds fabulous. I love the combination of flavors. What do you think about using coconut oil instead of margarine?

  5. Yum great idea with the apples! Never thought of that!

  6. LOVE the combination of sweet potatoes and apples. And that kick from the cayenne – perfection!

  7. Love the sound of this. Apples make a great addition!

    Thanks for joining Sarah!

  8. Tamar says:

    Can you clarify the directions? Bake all ingredients together or roast sweet potatoes separately first? Thanks

  9. Rena says:

    This sounds good!

  10. I was telling someone I never gave apple tzimmes a real shot. I don’t see why as I can’t see how can you go wrong with sweet potatoes and apple?! :) Shana Tova to you and family!

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