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Honeyed Carrot Tzimmes

Servings: 6
In the Jewish New Year tradition, carrots sliced into coins are eaten as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune.

Every cook has a different method for making Tzimmes and uses a wide range of different ingredients. This meat free recipe is very simple, but the flavors are fantastic and it is very easy to make.

1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into "coins"
1 tablespoon margarine (or butter if preparing a dairy meal)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup seedless golden raisins (optional)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer gently until the carrots are crisp tender, about 25 minutes. Remove the cover from the pan, raise the heat and cook the carrots until most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is thickened, about five minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Date: September 1, 2004