Golden Parsnip Delight

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Golden Parsnip Delight


SourceBeth Haggart
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time35 minutes


This recipe was submitted as part of our We ♥ Local Parsnips Recipe Contest by Beth Haggart. Try this as a golden caramelized topping for yogurt or ice cream.


2 cups
parsnip (diced into 1/4 inch cubes)
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
maple syrup
2 teaspoons
ginger, fresh (grated)
1/2 teaspoon
cardamom, ground
3 tablespoons
lemon juice (fresh)
lemon peel (optional, for garnish)
mint, fresh (optional, for garnish)


Using a small frying pan with a lid, melt together butter, maple syrup, ginger, and cardamom on medium heat.  Add diced parsnips and stir.  Bring to a slow boil, cover, and simmer slowly for 20 minutes on low heat. Uncover and stir every 3-4 minutes so that the mixture browns and caramelizes evenly.  Keep the lid on between stirrings to retain moisture.  After 20 minutes, the parsnips will soften and turn golden brown.  Turn off heat and leave covered 5 minutes.  Uncover, stir in lemon juice to taste.  Serve warm on yogurt or ice cream, optionally garnished with lemon peel and mint leaf.