Tsimmes means "a fuss" in Yiddish, but that doesn't happen with this easy recipe. In the pan, separate the beets from the sweet potatoes and parsnips to prevent discoloration.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In roasting pan arrange vegetables in rows. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and paprika. Do not stir.
Cover; roast for 1 hour (do not stir). Uncover; sprinkle with dried apricots. Gently stir each row of vegetables, avoiding mixing different vegetables. Roast, uncovered, for 25 to 35 minutes more or until vegetables are tender, stirring once. To serve, combine vegetables in a bowl. Serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Small beets do not need to be peeled; scrub well after trimming. Wear plastic gloves when peeling large beets to avoid staining hands.
Paprika, the ground red spice derived from the flesh of dried mild pepper, is labeled sweet or hot. Use either variety for this recipe.