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Aug 30 2012

Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Toddler-Friendly Smashed Tsimmes

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smashed tsimmes recipeToday’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day comes from Rachel Teichman, who specializes in turning classic Jewish foods into toddler-friendly hits. Check out her version of the classic carrot dish, tsimmes, below.

Recipe for Smashed Tsimmes:

Tsimmes is a combination of root vegetables and dried fruits. It is typically seasoned with honey and cinnamon, and sometimes includes meat or beans. A sweet dish used to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it can be enjoyed all year long. Since this version of tsimmes is mashed, it can easily be fed to a child, or they can feed it to themselves.

You’ll Need:

1 sweet potato
2 carrots
1 banana
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (Note that most pediatricians do not recommend honey for children under the age of one; you can easily substitute brown sugar)
1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for the baking sheet
⅛ teaspoon Salt (optional)

smashed tsimmes for rosh hashanah

The final product.


1. Preheat the oven to 375º.

2. Peel the sweet potato and carrots.

3. Slice the carrots and dice the sweet potato.

4. Peel and slice the banana.

5.  Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil, and place the vegetables and fruit on it.

6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until softened.

7. Mash the cooked vegetables and fruit in a bowl, or with a food processsor.

8. Add the orange juice, honey, olive oil and salt. Serve warm or cold.

Check out more Rosh Hashanah recipes here.

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