Potato and Celery Root Puree with Glazed Cranberries

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 40m

Serves 8

Late fall and early winter are the best seasons for celery root. The puree should be made on the day it is served; otherwise the vegetables will lose their fresh flavor.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 1/2 pounds celery root (about 3), peeled, cut into large dice
  • 2 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes (about 6), peeled, cut into large dice
  • 1 tablespoon coarse (kosher) salt
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 5 minutes, then add the cranberries and lower the heat to moderate. Simmer without stirring until the cranberries pop and the syrup reduces slightly, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the celery root, potatoes, coarse salt and garlic. Cover generously with cold water, bring to a boil over high heat and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well. Transfer the vegetables to a food mill or a ricer and puree, adding the milk, butter, table salt and pepper as you go along. Alternatively, mash with a potato masher.

To serve, reheat the cranberries in their syrup. Mound the puree on a platter or individual plates and make a well in the center. Spoon some of the cranberries and their syrup into the well. Serve the remaining cranberries and syrup alongside.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 5232

nutrition information per serving

238 calories; 7g total fat; 18mg cholesterol; 1308mg sodium; 40g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 6g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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