|Prep time: 45 minutes||Cooking time: 30 minutes||Total time: 1 1/4 hours|
This is a delicious recipe made with seasonal ingredients. This makes a great dinner in the fall and winter months.
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the top third of the head of garlic. Sprinkle a little oil on top of the exposed cut and loosely wrap the garlic in foil. Place garlic in oven to roast. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and rutabagas with 3 tablespoons of oil. Spread the vegetables evenly onto a cookie sheet and place in oven. Roast for approximately 15 minutes. In a large, heavy pot, melt the butter. Add the leeks and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add the roasted root vegetables and apple cider. Continue to cook until cider has reduced by half. Add the stock or water, thyme, bay leaves, and sage. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove garlic from oven. Garlic should be soft and aromatic. Squeeze the garlic from the bulbs into a small bowl. Mash the garlic well with a fork. Stir the roasted garlic into the stew. Season stew with salt and pepper. Serve hot.