Turnip Brûlée

  • Created By
    Ken Alger
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6 - 8 People (depending on other sides being served with your meal)
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
55 minutes => 30 minutes for cooking the raw turnip + 20 minutes for baking + 5 minutes for broiling
Total Time:
1 hour 10 minutes
A word from the cook
non turnip lovers will be converted

1 Turnip (medium sized - about 4 cups diced)
1/4 Cup 35% Whipping Cream
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
2 Tbsp Chopped fresh Chives
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 Grind Salt
3-4 Grinds Pepper

1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Chopped fresh Chives



  1. Peel and dice the turnip and place in a pot of cold water.    Bring to a boil and boil for 30 minutes until softened.
  2. Drain, then mash the turnip.
  3. Add the whipping cream and orange juice.
  4. Using a hand mixer whip the turnip until is has a smooth texture.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and 1 tsp ground ginger
  6. Whip again until well blended.
  7. Place into a shallow baking dish / gratin dish.
  8. Bake @ 350° F for 20 minutes


  1. Combine the parmesan and brown sugar in a small bowl until it is well mixed.
  2. Sprinkle this on top of the baked turnip
  3. Place under the broiler @ 500° F for 5 minutes (watch closely) or using a torch, melt the cheese and brown sugar until crisp.

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