Turnip Apple Casserole


Turnips contain large amounts of potassium, vitamin C and calcium, and apples have vitamin A and fiber in abundance. Turnip apple casserole combines both of these foods to provide a sweet, healthy dish perfect for serving as a side dish or dessert. This recipe yields four to six servings; the recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a larger casserole.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wash, peel and finely chop the turnips, and peel and mince the apples.

Step 2

Add the chopped turnips, minced apples, dried currants and dates to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.

Step 3

Grease a 2-quart casserole dish, and then add the apple and turnip mixture. Cover and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the the apples and turnips are tender.

Step 4

Combine the bread crumbs, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and butter in a large mixing bowl. Remove the casserole from the oven, uncover and sprinkle the bread crumb mixture evenly over the top.

Step 5

Return the casserole to the oven and bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five to 10 minutes. Garnish with ground cinnamon, if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 large or 6 small turnips
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 tbsp. dried currants
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 2-quart casserole dish
  • 2 tbsp. fine bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
  • Vegetable oil or unsalted butter for casserole dish


  • Tufts University: Specialty Crops – Turnip
  • University of Illinois Extension: Apple Nutrtition
  • “Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook”; Charles Gerras; 1989
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