1poundpears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2cupsfreshly squeezed orange juice
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground clove
1tablespoonfreshly squeezed lemon juice
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutesminutes
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutesminutes
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.