Sweet Potato, Apple And Onion Gratin

"Posted by request. An adaptation I found from Bon Bon Appetit, December 1991. Times are estimates."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter 13X6 inch oval baking dish.
  • Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Toss apples with flour in medium bowl.
  • Arrange half of sweet potatoes in bottom of prepared dish.
  • Top with half of apple slices.
  • Arrange remaining potatoes and then remaining apples.
  • Cover with sauteed onions.
  • Pour stock over all.
  • Bake until sweet potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Mix breadcrumbs, cheese and bacon in small bowl, then sprinkle mixture over potatoes.
  • Bake an additional 20 minutes.
  • Broil until topping browns, if needed.
  • Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Questions & Replies

  1. On step 11, do you cover the dish or leave it uncovered to bake? Thx


  1. Tried this tonight with some leftover pork roast and it was a hit with both my husband and I. I used Fuji instead of granny smith apples.
  2. I served this with stuffed pork chops and a spinach salad for a dinner party. Everyone raved. I wasn't sure how I would like this, but it was wonderful. A great way to serve sweet potatoes without them being "sweet". I made the mistake of putting the topping on when I first put it in the oven, and it turned out just fine.
  3. I know this is probably supposed to be a side dish (and I'll certainly be using it as one in future - I think with a nice bit of pork), but it was also just fine by itself as dinner (although it didn't even come close to being 12 sevings that way. LOL) A keeper for me! Thanks for posting!
  4. This side dish utilizes some of my favorite foods & combines the sweet & savory flavors in a very nice way. It smelled lovely in the oven. The closest sized pan that I had was 9 by 13", so I did increase both the toppings & the chicken broth to accomodate the larger area of sweet potatoes, apples & onions to be covered. The whole family enjoyed this one, thanks, Roosie



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