Celery Root Puree With Pears
Ingredients
Directions
Ingredients
2 lb
celery root, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
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salt
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4
Bosc pears, peeled and cored
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3 tbsp
unsalted butter
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ground nutmeg
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0.5 c
heavy cream
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Celery Root Puree With Pears

To keep the celery root from overpowering this dish, we add in subtly sweet pears sautéed with a bit of nutmeg (bringing the ingredient total to a whopping six ingredients, including salt). The sweet and savory combination will be the surprise hit of your fall feast.

8 servings

  1. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and the celery root; reduce the heat. Simmer until the roots are tender when pierced with a knife, about 10-15 minutes. Drain well and let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Cut 3 pears into 1-inch chunks. In a frying pan, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat, add the pears, sprinkle with salt and nutmeg (approximately 1/4 teaspoon each). Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
  3. Add the celery root, pears and heavy cream to a food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Cut the remaining 1 pear into very thin slices. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in the pan over medium heat, add the pear slices, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side until golden.
  5. Serve the puree warm, topped with the pear slices and sprinkled with the browned butter from the pan.

Recipe by Katie Kosaya

Kate Kosaya

Kate Kosaya is a New York City-based food photographer, stylist, and content creator. She spends her free time cooking, collecting props, and blogging about life and food at LublYou.com.

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