Creamy Parsnips & Pears

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Creamy Parsnips & Pears

Creamy Parsnips & Pears

For a delightful change from mashed potatoes, try this velvety puree made with earthy parsnips and sweet autumn pears. This recipe freezes well and can be easily doubled. Thin leftovers with broth and enrich with sour cream for a delicious soup.

Serves 8

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large pear, (Bartlett or Anjou), peeled, cored and halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Place parsnips, pear and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with lightly salted water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the parsnips are tender and can be easily pierced with a knife, 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 2

Drain and transfer to a food processor. Add butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Process until completely smooth. Scrape into a serving bowl and serve hot. (To keep puree hot for up to 1 hour, cover with parchment or wax paper and set the bowl in a pan of barely simmering water.)


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