Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A nice simple treatment that adds a little sweetness to this inexpensive staple winter vegetable.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover the rutabaga with water and boil until just tender.
  2. Drain well, and add all the remaining ingredients to the rutabaga.
  3. Simmer, stirring frequently, until well amalgamated.
Most Helpful

I had 2 rutabagas in last week's CSA box and knew I did not like them mashed, so was delighted to find this recipe. It was excellent and was pretty to look at too. I added some diced pumpkin (I had a bit left from my last one of the season) and used a small can of mango juice instead of apple (what I had on hand), and a few raisins (because I like them), and topped with roasted pumpkin seeds. I ate most of it in 1 sitting and shared some with coworkers. An excellent winter dish. Thank you thank you!

Suse40 January 16, 2011

First, I must admit the only reason I made this is because I had a can of diced rutabagas in the pantry that I didn't know what to do with! I'm so glad I found this recipe to use them in because it is absolutely wonderful. The tang from the cranberries mixed with the sweetness of the apples & rutabaga makes this just great. This would be a wonderful side to pork, chicken, ham or turkey. For me it was a great snack dessert. I did omit the butter, just to save fat and calories. Now I'll have to buy more rutabaga just so I can make this. Thank you Jenny, this is wonderful.

Miss Annie in Indy January 17, 2008

Very good, but I actually switched this up quite a bit. I used golden delicious apples, substituted grape juice for the apple juice and added 2 packets of splenda instread of the brown sugar. Used dried cranberries and soaked them in red wine for an hour. Also cut up 6 dried apricots and soaked them with the cranberries. Then topped with walnuts. I will make this again. Hubby couldn't believe it wasn't simply baked apples!

JanuaryBride January 03, 2008