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Scalloped Rutabaga and Apple Recipe

Scalloped Rutabaga and Apple Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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