Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sweet Potato and Pear Tzimmes

This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Veganomicon. Tzimmes are a fall staple at our house!

Sweet Potato and Pear Tzimmes

2 lb sweet potatoes, washed and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
3 firm red pears, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 TBS vegetable oil
2 TBS mirin or any sweet cooking wine
1 TBS pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 pecan halves
3/4 raisins (I always use regular, but golden could be good here)

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Place sweet potatoes and pears on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with oil and mirin and toss until everything is coated. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and pecans and toss to coat again.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and carefully turn in the raisins. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes more, tossing occasionally if needed.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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