Creamy Parsnips and Pears

Creamy Parsnips and Pears
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8
 
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
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place parsnips, pear and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with lightly salted water. Bring to a boil.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain and transfer to a food processor.
  4. Add butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  5. Process until completely smooth.
  6. 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.)