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Creamy Parsnip Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, divided
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 large carrot, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 medium-size onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper, plus extra to taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss parsnips with oil, salt, and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Spread on a baking sheet and roast about 30 minutes, or until parsnips are golden brown and softened. As parsnips are roasting, bring water to a boil. Place carrot, onion, and bay leaves, on a double layer of cheesecloth. Wrap and tie securely, and add to water. Bring to a boil; then lower to simmer 30 minutes.

Remove parsnips from oven and add to vegetable-infused water. Add remaining maple syrup, white pepper, and salt to taste. Simmer 20-30 minutes. Discard cheesecloth bundle.

Using a food processor or immersion blender, puree parsnips and broth. Add cream and simmer another 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.