Topped with herb-laden honey butter, earthy turnips and seasonal pears make a memorable side dish. This recipe comes from Susie Middleton's "Fast, Fresh & Green" cookbook.Also try:Vanilla and Cardamom-Glazed Acorn Squash Rings, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange-Butter Sauce


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  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, toss together turnips and pears with oil and salt until well combined. Place in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Transfer to oven and roast, turning with a spatula once or twice during cooking, until browned and turnips are easily pierced with a paring knife, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add honey and rosemary; let simmer for a few seconds and remove from heat.

  • Transfer turnips and pears to a large bowl and drizzle with butter mixture; toss to combine. Serve.

Reviews (2)

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Rating: Unrated
The above recipe has a possible misprint - the turnips should be doubled (2 x 14-15 oz). I looked up the original recipe on Susie's website. Maybe she revised it between writing it and preparing it with Martha, but when I watched the Martha video, it did seem like there were a lot more turnips than there were pears. I'm making it for Thanksgiving - it looks delicious!
Rating: Unrated
I love turnips, but my family doesn't. This recipe will be on my Thanksgiving menu; I'm betting that all will enjoy! Thanks for the creative joining of pears and turnips with flavored butter.