Slow Cooker Tzimmes - Passover Friendly

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Slow Cooker Tzimmes, vegetarian or meat
Comfort food for sure!  This is a  KosherEye signature recipe and a family favorite. 

1 ½- 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
2 cups baby carrots or full sized carrots sliced into 1” pieces
3 parsnips, peeled and diced
3 cups dried fruit (such as apples, apricots, prunes, dates)
2 cups orange juice
4 Tablespoons honey
¼ cup brown sugar
1/2-teaspoon salt
1/2-teaspoon cinnamon

Optional: Add 1 lb. flanken, or short ribs with bones, or cut up chuck

Place fruits and vegetables into a 5-6 quart slow cooker and combine well. Sprinkle with brown sugar and seasonings, and then add the orange juice. Drizzle the honey on top of everything. Replace lid. Set temperature on low and let cook for 8-10 hours.
Alternatively: Simmer covered in the oven at 225 degrees for about 6 hours.
Serves approximately 8-10 as a side dish