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Smashed Rutabagas with Ginger-Roasted Pears

Smashed Rutabagas with Ginger-Roasted Pears
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Author: Dani Lind
  • 2 pounds rutabagas, peeled, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Drfitless sunflower oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 firm Anjou pears (about 1 lb), peeled, cored, cut into 3/4- inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • Coarse kosher salt
  1. Cook rutabagas in pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Combine oil, lemon juice, ginger, and sugar in large bowl.
  4. Add pears; toss to coat. Spread on prepared sheet.
  5. Roast until tender, turning pears every 10 minutes, about 25 minutes total.
  6. Drain rutabagas; return to same pot.
  7. Mash to coarse puree.
  8. Stir over medium heat until excess moisture evaporates, 5 minutes.
  9. Add cream, butter, and thyme.
  10. Mix in pears and any juices from baking sheet.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.


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