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Parsnip Apple Mash


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter
  • 1 lb parsnips, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1/2 lb apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • coarse salt


1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook parsnips in a single layer until just golden on the bottoms, 8-10 minutes.

2. Flip parsnips, and add apples, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Raise heat to medium-high, and simmer, covered, until parsnips and apples are very soft, 15-20 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered to retain moisture, until slightly cooled, about 5 minutes. Puree mixture in a blender until smooth. With blender running, add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter. Serve warm.

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living

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