Most cooks living in a rural setting, in the early 1900s had to depend almost entirely on strictly regional ingredients to cook with. This inspired a lot of invention to make recipes interesting. This Turnip Apple Casserole from The Cooking With Anne of Green Gables Cookbook is one such recipe!
Cooking With Anne of Green Gables : Recipes From Edwardian Kitchens
1 medium turnip
¼ cup butter
2 cups sliced and peeled apples (northern spies are best)
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all- purpose flour
A pinch of salt and pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Cut the turnip into pieces and boil until tender. Remove from the heat and add half of the butter, salt and pepper. Whip with an electric beater until light and soft. Let cool. Toss apples with brown sugar. Butter a 2-quart(2L) casserole dish. Put a layer of turnip in the bottom, then a layer of apple. Repeat, ending with a layer of turnip on top. Combine the flour, remaining butter and brown sugar together and sprinkle on top. Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Serves 6.