Monday, December 22, 2014

Turnip and apple - Christmas dinner side dish

With Christmas almost here, people are starting to receive their delegated "please bring" dishes for Holiday dinners.

If you've been asked to bring some kind of vegetable side dish, this could be your answer: Baked Turnip and Apple.

This side dish is a family favourite. It's pretty healthy, easy to make, and it's taken something as weird as turnip (well... rutabaga) and made it sweet and delicious! People will be asking "is this a desert?"; don't be fooled by the crumble topping, this is all veggie and all delicious for your Christmas dinner!

Turnip and Apple Side Dish:


  • 1 large yellow turnip (or rutabaga)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon
               For the crust
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter


1) Peel, dice, cook and drain turnip. Mash with butter.

2) Peel and slice your apples, and toss in the brown sugar and cinnamon.

3) In a medium greased casserole dish, layer the apples on the bottom, then top with the turnip mash.

4) Combine flour, brown sugar and butter for crust to form crumble. Pat on top of the turnip in casserole dish.

5) Bake for 1 hour at 350F