Maple Parsnip Purée

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Recipe — Parsnip Purée with Maple Syrup
8 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 cups baby potatoes, unpeeled and cut in half
  • 4 cups parsnip, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 5 oz Le Fou du Roy cheese (or a similar Quebec firm cheese), grated
  • 1 Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped


  1. In a large pan, fry the potatoes, parsnip and garlic in the butter over a low heat for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover and leave to cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Strain (reserve some of the cooking liquid).
  3. Add the maple syrup to the casserole dish and mash the vegetables with a pestle.
  4. Add the cheese, some broth (if needed to loosen the purée), and sprinkle with the nutmeg and chives.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.