When you try this, you’ll easily be reminded of Christmas.
Parsnip, Pear, and Fig Purée
2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Bosc pear, cored and cut into chunks
3 dried figs
½ cup water
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
In a saucepan, combine the parsnips, pear, and figs. Add ½ cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the parsnips are tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Transfer the parsnips, pear, and figs along with the cooking liquid to a blender and purée until smooth.
Fold in the orange zest and maple syrup and stir until well blended. Serve warm.
Source: Fresh Start by Tyler Florence