Scalloped Rutabaga and Apple Recipe
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Scalloped Rutabaga and Apple Recipe

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Ivy Fitzjohn of Winnipeg, Manitoba shared this fun way to serve rutabaga, which is sweetened with apple, brown sugar and cinnamon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 cups thinly sliced peeled rutabaga
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup sliced peeled tart apple
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 276 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add rutabaga. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, thyme, cinnamon and pepper.
  2. Place half of the rutabaga in a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray; brush with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Sprinkle with half of the flour mixture; top with half of the apple slices. Repeat layers. Pour apple juice over top.
  3. Toss bread crumbs and remaining butter; sprinkle over apple. Top with walnuts. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until rutabaga and apple are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Scalloped Rutabaga and Apple in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p56

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 222895
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"I absolutely love rutabaga, & this is the only sweetened recipe that I've tried, other than a similar recipe my grandma used to make. I left out the thyme and black pepper and this was pretty good."

kroodsma1 User ID: 6963608 60200
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"Reminds me of apple crisp but this dish is healthy with the rutabaga."

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