*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     TURNIP PUREE WITH CHEESE AND PEARS
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/Eggs                      Fruits
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Turnips
                         -- peeled and cut in half
    1       lb           Pears -- peeled and cored
      1/3   c            Shallots -- minced
    2       tb           Butter or margarine -- melted
      1/4   c            Gorgonzola cheese (1 oz.)
                         -- shredded
                         Salt and pepper -- to taste
    1       d            Nutmeg
 
   Place turnips in a vegetable steamer over boiling
   water.  Cover and steam 15 to 20 minutes or until
   turnips are tender.  Set turnips aside.  Place pears
   in steamer over boiling water.  Cover; steam 5 to 10
   minutes or until pears are tender.
   
   Saute shallots in butter in a small skillet until
   tender.  Transfer shallot mixture to container of an
   electric blender or food processor. Add half the
   turnips, half the pears and 2 tb cheese; cover and
   process until smooth.  Transfer mixture to a serving
   bowl.
   
   Repeat procedure with turnips, pears and cheese.
   Sprinkle turnip mixture with salt, pepper and nutmeg;
   stir well.  Serve hot or chilled.
   
   Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
   
   From _Academic Apron_ by The Middlesex School/Concord,
   MA.  In _America’s Best Recipes: A 1989 Hometown
   Collection_.  Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, Inc.,
   1989. Pg. 319.  ISBN 0-8487-0765-6. Electronic format
   by Cathy Harned.
  
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -