A wonderful casserole of root vegetables, apple, and cheese served to me by my mom during my last visit. I took the basic recipe and added a few touches of my own. Try different types of cheese for the topping.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large steamer pot of water to a boil. Place fennel, celery root, and onion slices in the steamer insert. Steam until tender, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Spread the steamed vegetables and apple slices evenly in the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour cream around the sides of the dish until the liquid reaches half-way to the top. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, and cover tightly with foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until hot and bubbly and cheese has melted, approximately 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

448.7 calories; 9.6 g protein; 23.4 g carbohydrates; 129.6 mg cholesterol; 705 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
I used sharp white cheddar cheese, Granny Smith apples, and leeks instead of onions. I did not need to steam the leeks first, just sliced crosswise into 1/8" pieces. This is a great recipe, a very nice use of "nontraditional" root vegetables, and with the apple and cheese, it is also "sweet and savory". Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2008
This recipe is a good idea but I think it needs some texture help. I cooked it uncovered and it came out watery. The cream got chunky. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
I used sharp white cheddar cheese, Granny Smith apples, and leeks instead of onions. I did not need to steam the leeks first, just sliced crosswise into 1/8" pieces. This is a great recipe, a very nice use of "nontraditional" root vegetables, and with the apple and cheese, it is also "sweet and savory". Thanks! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
I used sharp white cheddar cheese, Granny Smith apples, and leeks instead of onions. I did not need to steam the leeks first, just sliced crosswise into 1/8" pieces. This is a great recipe, a very nice use of "nontraditional" root vegetables, and with the apple and cheese, it is also "sweet and savory". Thanks! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
Mmmm! We followed this recipe pretty closely. The only changes were that we accidentally left the foil off, and added a touch of nutmeg. We had the oven at 350, moving it up to 400 for the last few minutes to brown the cheese. It was delicious! Sweet, savory, rich. Went wonderfully as a side dish to pork chops. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/24/2008
This recipe is a good idea but I think it needs some texture help. I cooked it uncovered and it came out watery. The cream got chunky. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2004
I followed this recipe as it was written with the exception of using Gruyere instead of cheddar. While the flavor was okay the cream became thinner instead of reducing to a thicker consistancy. Maybe it would have helped if I had baked the casserole uncovered. The recipe neglected to state oven temperature so I baked it at 375. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
delicious!! I made this using 1/2 the cream and subbed half Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
This was my first time cooking Fennel and Celery Root. It tasted delicious! I forgot to steam the onion with the other veggies but it was still wonderful. I used Parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2009
I would definitely just make a roux next time - the whipping cream was too heavy and it was liquid-y as someone else mentioned. Also cooked at 375 for 40 minutes but the temp isn't listed. I'm sure there's a better way to cook these lovely veggies that doesn't take the good stuff out of them like this one seems to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2004
this is the best thing since the invention of pizza thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2013
We enjoyed this casserole and will make it again. The only change we would make is to somehow thicken up the heavy cream sauce. It was kind of soupy but overall very tasty! Cook time was fairly accurate. We left it in a little longer (6 min.) trying to thicken it. Didn't work but didn't hurt it. Read More
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