Sorghum-Glazed Turnips

Sorghum-Glazed TurnipsRecipe
Photo: Howard Lee Puckett; Styling: Caroline Cunningham and Amy Burke


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 50 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes


2 pounds small turnips (about 2 inches long)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sorghum
Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs


1. Peel turnips, and cut in half.

2. Place turnips in a single layer in a 12-inch heavy skillet; add water to reach halfway up turnips (about 1 1/2 cups). Add butter and next 3 ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring often, 8 minutes or until turnips are tender and water has evaporated. Cook, stirring often, 5 more minutes or until turnips are golden. Stir in sorghum and 3 Tbsp. water; toss turnips to coat. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.