THANKSGIVING Roasted Parsnips & Pears with Maple Syrup

Allison Johnston | 09 October, 2016

This is a wonderful autumn dish. The root vegetables mixed with pears and syrup are delectable. If you want to add carrots it works as well.


4 parsnips, peeled, halved, cut into large wedges

1 large firm red pear, cut into wedges

1 large red onion, cut into wedges

6 garlic cloves, unpeeled

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons orange olive oil

2 teaspoons lemon white balsamic

1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes ( optional)

Salt & pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 375F

Grease or line 2 baking trays.

Combine the pears and parsnips and onions and garlic in a bowl.

Blend together the maple syrup, wine vinegar, oil and chili flakes.

Pour the liquid over the veg mixtures and coat everything.

Place the vegetables and fruit on a baking trays and place in the oven.

Bake for 50 mins-1 hr turning the vegetables half way through.