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Simple Parsnip and Pears Cooking Recipes

Parsnip and Pears


There is something wonderful about the nutty flavor of parsnips combined with fragrant sweetness of pears. I think this is outstanding when served alongside baked or roasted chicken.

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus additional for buttering

  • 1 firm ripe Bartlett pear, peeled, halved, cored, and thinly sliced across

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 pound young parsnips without cores, peeled and thinly slice

  • 1 small onion, halved and very thinly sliced

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon, plus additional for garnishing

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Generously butter a medium-size gratin or shallow baking dish. In a small bowl, toss the pear slices with the lemon juice. Layer half the parsnips, then half the onion, and then half of the pear in the prepared dish. Season well with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the tarragon. Repeat the layers, finishing with the seasonings and another tablespoon of tarragon. Dot with 1 tablespoon of butter. Pour the cream over all. Cover the dish tightly with foil.
     

  2. Bake until the parsnips and pears are very tender and almost melt together, 30 to 40 minutes cook times. Serve this simple cooking recipes hot, garnished with the remaining tarragon.

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