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Course: Pantry
Keyword: Condiments, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Pearsnip Sauce, Sauces, Vegetarian

Pearsnip Sauce

ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes
Yield: 1 quart
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  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch freshly ground clove
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Specialized Hardware

Immersion blender
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes
Yield: 1 quart


  • Place the parsnips, pears, maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, cardamom, salt, and clove into a microwave-safe, sealable 3- to 4-quart container. Cover with a lid, leaving one corner open to allow steam to escape. Microwave on high until the parsnips and pears are fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and puree to your desired consistency using an immersion blender. Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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