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Parsnip Pie
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Filling of boiled, mashed parsnip with honey, ginger, spices, lemon and yolks. Open, or with a lattice top. Hartley 1954 suggests decorating with primroses; "A very pretty country dish". Known from literary references back to 1810.

Edward Lear provided the following picture in his 'More Nonsense' of 1898:

The Perpendicular Purple Polly,
who read the Newspaper and ate Parsnip Pie
with his Spectacles.

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