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.