Turnips Braised in Málaga Wine

  • Serves

    serves 6-8

(Repa v Malage)
Malaga is a sweet fortified wine from Spain with the character of sherry. For this dish, we used the Manischewitz brand.


  • 2 large turnips (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 large sweet apple, such as a gala or honey crisp
  • 12 cup golden raisins
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 12 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 12 tsp. ground dried ginger
  • 12 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup málaga or sherry
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Trim and peel turnips and cut them into 1⁄2" cubes; transfer them to a medium saucepan.

Step 2

Peel and core the apple and cut it into 1⁄2" cubes. Add apples to turnips along with raisins, butter, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.

Step 3

Add málaga or sherry, season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine. Bring the turnip mixture to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the turnips are tender but retain their shape, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

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