Apple-Rutabaga Cobbler

The rutabaga’s slightly sweet flavor plays well in a dessert cobbler, pairing nicely with warm spices, sweet apples, and velvety ice cream.

Apple-Rutabaga Cobbler
Makes 8 Servings
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups (¼-inch-thick) slices Honeycrisp apples
  • 4 cups (¼-inch-thick) halved slices peeled rutabaga
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Flaky Pastry Dough (recipe follows)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Sparkling sugar (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve
Flaky Pastry Dough
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 11×8-inch or 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together sugars, flour, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Add apples, rutabaga, vinegar, and vanilla, tossing until well combined. Transfer apple mixture to prepared baking dish.
  3. Let Flaky Pastry Dough sit at room temperature until slightly softened, 10 to 15 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 14×8-inch rectangle about ⅛ inch thick. Cut into 2-inch squares. Shingle squares on top of apple mixture, leaving open spaces to let steam escape. Brush egg wash onto dough, and sprinkle with sparkling sugar (if using).
  4. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, until golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Flaky Pastry Dough
  1. In the work bowl of a food processor, add flour, sugar, and salt; pulse 4 times to combine. Add butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Add water; pulse until a dough ball forms.
  2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a disk and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.