Pear, parsnip and sweet potato cake

Recipe from: 12/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 10
Servings 6
Time 30


  • 30
  • 30
    brown sugar
  • 4
    pears, sliced
  • 8
    parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 6
    sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4
    leeks, chopped
  • 5
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5
    ground cinnamon
  • 8
    Parsnip Chips: parsnips, peeled
  • 60
    oil, for frying


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Melt the butter and sugar in a frying pan. Gently cook the pears in batches ? adding a little more butter and sugar if you need ? until they've just turned soft and the sugar has started to caramelise.

Cook the parsnips, sweet potatoes and leeks in salted water until soft. Mash well and season. Add the cinnamon.

Place the pears at the bottom of a spring-form cake pan and spoon over the mash. Bake for 30 minutes.

Place a plate on top of the pan, invert and remove the cake pan. Serve the cake topped with parsnip chips. Parsnip Chips: Use a potato peeler to cut down the length of the parsnips to make chips. Fry in hot oil until light brown and drain on paper towels.


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