Make-Ahead Turnip Mash with Roasted Grapes

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 40min
Serves: 8
3 lb
turnips, peeled, cut in chunks
1.5 kg
⅓ cup
18% table cream
75 mL
⅓ cup
butter, divided
75 mL
¾ tsp
salt, divided
4 mL
½ tsp
pepper, divided
2 mL
pinch ground nutmeg
2 cups
seedless red grapes
500 mL
1 tbsp
finely chopped fresh thyme
15 mL
1 tbsp
15 mL
Per serving (⅛ recipe):
10 g
saturated fat
6 g
19 g
13 g
2 g
25 mg
6 g
380 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Add turnips to large saucepan of boiling salted water. Cook 18 to 20 min. until tender. Drain off water. Add cream, 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter, ½ tsp (2 mL) salt, ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper and nutmeg. Mash turnip mixture until slightly chunky or to desired consistency. Transfer to serving dish. Keep hot.

  2. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter. Toss grapes with melted butter, thyme, sugar and remaining salt and pepper. Pour onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 min. until grapes are blistered and tender. Spoon grape mixture over mash to serve. (Make-Ahead: Cool turnip mash and grape mixtures in separate containers; keep chilled up to 2 days. To reheat, spread mash in baking dish, spoon grape mixture on top. Cover with foil. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven about 20 min., or until hot.)