Monday, 3 October 2016

Apple Turnip Bake

Having a hard time believing that this gorgeous casserole is an actual turnip recipe?
It is!
Ok, well actually, it's not turnip.
It's actually rutabaga.
But, doesn't everyone call rutabaga "turnip" anyway?
I do.
So, I suppose the actual name should be
Apple Rutabaga Bake,
but, it just doesn't have the same ring.
And actually, the real name is simply
Turnip Bake,
but, seriously,
that just sounds sooooo unappealing to me.
I mean,
who is going to see a recipe called "Turnip Bake",
and be like,
"Oooooo!!!!!!! That looks good! I should totally make that!"
Apple Turnip Bake sounds much better!
Because "apple" sounds appealing.
"Turnip" does not.
"Rutabaga" especially does not!
I digress.
Look at that gorgeous crumb topping!
This is one of our family's traditional dishes we serve at all of our
Holiday Turkey Dinners.
It's a fantastic upgrade to the humble rutabaga,
 that is sure to become a family favourite at your home, too!
5 cups of mashed turnip (Um, rutabaga.)
3 tbsps. of butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups of peeled, sliced apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of cinnamon
Crumb topping:
1/3 cup of flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsps. butter
Combine mashed turnip butter, salt and pepper.
Mix well.
Layer half of turnip mixture in bottom of casserole dish.
Toss apples with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Layer over top of turnip.
Spread remaining turnip mixture over apples.
Combine flour, brown sugar and butter together for crumb mixture.
Spread over top.
Bake in 350 degree oven until bubbly.
If baking cold casserole, bake 1-1 1/2 hours.