Marmalade-braised turnips

Marmalade-braised turnips

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


as a side

Turnips are so versatile and this method of cooking helps to retain their natural pepperiness. This dish is particularly good alongside duck

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal303
  • fat24g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 12 button onions or shallots
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 75g Seville orange marmalade
  • 8 baby turnips, scrubbed (no need to peel)



    Turnips are creamy-white with a lovely purple, red or greenish upper part where the taproot has…

  • 100ml double cream
  • ½ tsp chopped rosemary leaves



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Add the oil and butter to a large flameproof casserole dish over a medium heat. Once foaming, add the onions, cook for a few mins until they start to soften, then add the stock and marmalade.

  2. Bring to the boil, drop in the turnips, cover with a lid and put the dish in the oven for 25 mins. Remove from the oven and check that the turnips are soft.

  3. Put the dish back on the hob and add the cream. Simmer over a medium-high heat for 10 mins or until the cream becomes lovely and thick. Season and stir in the rosemary just before serving, scattering a little extra over the top, if you like.

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4th Feb, 2020
I've just eaten this on its own for supper and it's delicious! Peppery turnips and the citrus of the marmalade cut through the cream. Will definitely make again.
7th Feb, 2019
This was such a delicious surprise! It was a little too sweet (less marmalade required), but just so yum. Partnered with steak and ale puff pie, mashed potato and green beans. This was my first time having turnips (they came in my OddBox delivery last week), and so I wasn’t very confident that I would like them, but I am now definitely going to buy turnips by choice.
24th Jan, 2018
Absolutely delicious; peppery, juicy and the marmalade complements the turnips perfectly. A great partner for Haggis!
22nd Oct, 2017
Really delicious - such a great flavour combination. I used bigger turnips quartered and peeled which worked fine if you can't get hold of baby ones.
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