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

12 thoughts on “Parsnip, Pear, and Fig Purée

    1. Shanna, to be honest, I’ve only made this recipe in particular once, and that was a few days ago when I posted it. I served it to my son for his dessert after lunch. I thought I would use it for muffins, bread or some type of cake. In the past I’ve substituted bananas for puréed peas when making a version of banana (pea) bread. I haven’t posted the recipe because I winged it in the kitchen thinking I was going to have a hot mess. Surprisingly it came out better than I imagined and I brought it to our mommy/baby preschool. The kids (and their parents!) loved it. Puréed peas! Who knew??? 🙂

        1. Shanna,
          Many thanks. Before you had asked what are the things I did with the parsnip, pear and fig purée. I experimented over the Thanksgiving holiday and will share my experience asap! Have a great day! ~ Martine

    1. Hi Akshaya, thank you for your message. Yes, you are correct in that this recipe, as well as the many other purées on this site, are from the Tyler florence cookbook called “Fresh Start”. I had credited Tyler Florence for the recipe(s). You can see that here:https://petitworldcitizen.com/petit-appetit-2/purees/. However, your comment leads me to believe I need to be more clear of the source. I will do so now. Thank you for letting me know it was not clear enough. ~Martine

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