This delicious side dish pairs really well with savory dishes like chicken or pork, but could also be used as a healthy dessert on its own or drizzled over pound/angel food cake or ice cream. It is also super simple to make and just requires about an hour in the oven
- 2-3 medium turnips, peeled and diced
- 2 pears, peeled and diced(I used Anjou but any type of pear that is in season/ripe will be good)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 vanilla bean NOTE: If you don’t have vanilla bean you can also substitute 1 tsp vanilla extract(because vanilla bean is super expensive)
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan (or any other baking pan you have that will fit your diced pears and turnips.)
- Dice your turnips and place in the baking pan. Dice your pears and place them in a separate bowl.
- If you are using a vanilla bean, cut the bean in half and scrape out the seeds into the bowl with your pears. Then add the rest of the vanilla bean to the turnips. NOTE: If you are using the vanilla extract add the entire tsp to the pear.
- Drizzle the turnip with honey and toss to coat then cover it with aluminum foil and place it into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Add the brown sugar and lemon juice to the pear mix and stir, letting it sit for 30 minutes while the turnips are cooking.
- After 30 minutes, add the pear mixture to the turnips in the baking pan, recover the pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven for another 30 mins.
- Remove the mixture from the oven and serve warm. This can be kept in the fridge for about 2 weeks and in the freezer for 6-12 months.
Servings: 5, Serving Size: 1/2 cup
estimated by http://www.caloriecount.com/