1 large turnip
2 Tbsp minced garlic
28 oz canned pears in light syrup, drained
1 tsp olive oil
pepper to taste (we used 2 tsp ground black pepper)
In a large pot sauté the garlic in the oil on low heat for 3 minutes.
Peel and slice the turnip.
Add 4 cups of water and the turnip to the pot and boil until the turnip is soft.
When the turnip is soft enough to mash drain off the water and add the pears.
Mash the pears and turnip with a potato masher.
Taste and add pepper if desired. We added 2 tsp.
Transfer to a baking dish.
Heat in oven at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve hot.
Everyone loved it including our not vegan guests.
We love John Pinette although we don't agree with his stand on turnips!