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Cook the parsnip and apple in a pan of salted simmering water for 10 mins until tender, then drain. Put the pan back on the heat, add the butter and spices, then cook for a few mins before adding the milk and warming through.
Add this to the parsnips and apple, season well then whizz in the food processor until smooth, or mash well by hand. Spoon into a bowl and drizzle with a little melted butter to serve.