Eating Well's Sweet Garlic Puree

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the original Eating Well magazine. This recipe is from 1990. I wanted to post it here so I don't lose it.

Directions

  1. Separate and peel the cloves of garlic from all three heads. Smash the peeled cloves to lightly crush.
  2. Add smashed garlic to the stock in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer garlic and stock to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Store tightly covered. Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 days. Freezes for up to 6 months.
Most Helpful

Made for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #29. Such an easy, useful and tasty recipe! You'll probably laugh, but all I had on hand to "smash" the garlic cloves was a 4 pound hammer wrapped in a dishcloth - but it worked just fine (lol). I was amazed at how sweet and mild the puree turned out. I have used it in both cooking and in uncooked salad dressings. Was a bit worried at first that it seemed a little runny right after cooking, but sets/thickens up just perfectly on refrigeration. Such a useful staple to have on hand, definitely a keeper.

Shazzie June 21, 2009