Mom’s Tzimus

My Mom developed this recipe which has become a holiday tradition in our family. It’s different from many tzimuses because it is not made with sweet potatoes.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


12 ounces pitted prunes
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
3 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons matzo meal

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins


    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Place the prunes in a large saucepan, and add water to barely cover while you peel and cut the potatoes and carrots. Add the potatoes, carrots, lemon juice, and sugar to the water, bring to a boil, and lower heat. Simmer the mixture until the carrots are very tender and the mixture is thick, about 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
  2. If a thicker tzimus is desired, stir in the matzo meal and simmer an additional 30 minutes.


Calories: 318 kcal
Carbohydrates: 79.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.5 g
Fiber: 7.8 g
Protein: 4.5 g
Sodium: 35 mg