Sweet fruits meet earthy roots in this delicious mash.
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add rutabagas, pears, and salt. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until partially tender, about 25 minutes. Add 3/4 cup water, cover, and simmer over medium-high heat until completely tender and water has mostly evaporated, about 25 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Season with pepper.