Valerie's Favourite Turnip Apple Bake

My golf buddy Laurie passed this recipe onto me and it's excellent with turkey!

  • 1 large turnip peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 or 3 large apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon


  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soft butter

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2-qt. casserole dish. Cook turnip in boiling salted water. When fork tender mash and add butter, salt & pepper. Toss apples with mix of 2 Tbsp brown sugar and pinch of cinnamon. Cover bottom of prepared casserole with mashed turnip. Add layer of apples. Repeat layers ending with turnip.


Mix flour and ¼ cup brown sugar and butter together with fingers until like coarse meal. Add more flour if needed for correct consistency. Spread evenly over top of turnip. Bake 1 hour.
Serves 8.

PS - sometimes I just make an apple bake - cut up the apples, sprinkle with the topping and bake - makes a great fall desert with vanilla ice cream.