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Roasted Celery Root with Maple Apple Butter

Roasted Celery Root with Maple Apple Butter

From Emeril Lagasse, Planet Green

Maple apple butter lends the perfect rich, sweet flavor to an underappreciated vegetable, celery root.

3 tablespoons olive oil
6 pounds celery root, washed, peeled, quartered and cut into 1-inch thick slices
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 cups apple cider
2 tablespoons boiled cider
2 firm apples, such as Pink Lady, cored and cut into ¼-inch dice
1 teaspoon salt
3/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 stick (1/4 pound) room temperature unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. When hot, add olive oil and celery root. Cook celery root until it turns golden brown on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar, apple cider and boiled cider. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and cook the celery root for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and add the diced apples, then cover again and cook an additional 10 minutes or until the apples are fork tender.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, rosemary, heavy cream, butter and maple syrup. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated. In a large bowl combine the warm celery root with the maple apple butter. Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Editor’s Note: Look for organic, locally-grown produce and organic dairy—try at your local farmers market.

Learn more about sustainable food choices with our Eat Green Guide.

This recipe was featured in the Willis’ Cider House Rules Episode of Emeril Green.

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11:22AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you.

12:33AM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Fabulous recipe. Love it. Thanks.

3:37PM PDT on Sep 4, 2010

Will hopefully be trying it soon, thank u!

11:55PM PDT on Apr 17, 2010

Thanks, good recipe

1:26PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

I love apple butter!

3:59AM PST on Mar 10, 2010

Delicious recipe..Apple butter! It sounds more decadent than it really is....but it is luxurious, nonetheless.
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9:20AM PST on Mar 9, 2010


4:55PM PST on Mar 3, 2010

How could you say no to anything with maple apple butter?

4:10PM PST on Feb 27, 2010


6:30PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

great recipes from this site.

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