Rutabaga (Yellow Turnip or Swede) Apple Gratin

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 1
    rutabaga, peeled, sliced (apprx 6 cups or use a turnip)
  • 1
    tablespoon cornstarch
  • 12
    cup water
  • 2
    medium apples, peeled, grated
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 18
    teaspoon pepper, fresh ground
  • 18
    teaspoon dried savory or 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • Gratin
  • 12
    cup coarse fresh breadcrumb
  • 34
    tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1
    tablespoon butter, melted


  • When you have peeled the rutabaga cut it in half lengthwise, then into quarters.
  • Thinly slice each quarter crosswise and place in boiling water.
  • Cover and cook apprx 10 minutes or until almost tender.
  • Drain& set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk the cornstarch and water until smooth.
  • Add Apples, salt, pepper& savory (thyme).
  • Toss to coat the apples.
  • Add Rutabagas& gently toss to mix all the ingredients.
  • Pour into an 8" oven proof dish, cover and bake at 350F (180C) for 20 minutes Meanwhile in a bowl toss the bread crumbs, parsley& butter.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs over the rutabagas (after their first 20 minute bake), return to the oven uncovered for a further 20 minutes or until the rutabagas are tender.
  • Broil for a couple of minutes to allow the gratin to get golden.
  • Serve hot.