Smashed Rutabagas With Ginger-Roasted Pears

“Bon Appetit recipe that mom clipped.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook rutabagas in pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 35 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F Spray large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Combine oil, lemon juice, ginger, and sugar in large bowl. Add pears; toss to coat. Spread on prepared sheet. Roast until tender, turning pears every 10 minutes, about 35 minutes total.
  3. Drain rutabagas; return to same pot. Mash to coarse puree. Stir over medium heat until excess moisture evaporates, 5 minutes. Add cream, butter, and thyme. Mix in pears end any juices from baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Transfer to microwave-safe bowl. Cover; chill. Rewarm at 1-minute intervals.

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