This dessert was merely an effort to finally use these great mini-casserole dishes that I got from JaBootay's folks last year. I knew it would only be two people for dinner, so it seemed like it'd be fun to pull these out for dessert. Now I love parsnips, but usually either in a mash or deep fried parsnip chips, and I wanted to see if I could love them in another form.
- 3 apples
- 1 large parsip
- a handful of walnuts
- cinnamon, allspice & ginger
- french vanilla
So I started by peeling and then grating the parsnip. Parsnips do not particularly enjoy being grated and may resist you, but I encourage persistence. Then I sliced the apples from their cores and then into smallish thin pieces. I threw them in a mixing bowl with the walnuts and spices and stirred them up. That's it.
Unfortunately, the parsnips ended up being overpowered. I think that it would have been better for me to cut them into pieces more like the size of the apple slices and maybe adjusted the ratio a little bit, because they ended up tasting like lazy apple crumbles. My dinner companion also thought I'd used too many walnuts. But either way, there's definitely something worth exploring here.