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Scalloped Rutabaga and Apple

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


  • 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


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

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  • sugarcrystal
    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
    Dec 6, 2012

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