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Leek-Apple-Yam Gratin

Looking for a cheesy side dish? Then check out this gratin made with leek, parsnip, yam and apple - a tasty meal.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups whipping (heavy) cream
2
large leeks, sliced (2 cups)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
medium yams (about 3/4 pound), peeled and thinly sliced (2 cups)
4
medium parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced (2 cups)
2
cups grated white Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1
large cooking apple, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375º. Grease 3-quart casserole.
  • 2 Cook whipping cream, leeks, thyme, salt, pepper and nutmeg in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in yams and parsnips. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until vegetables are slightly tender.
  • 3 Layer half of the vegetable mixture and half of the cheese in casserole. Top with apple. Repeat layers of vegetables and cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered about 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375º. Grease 3-quart casserole.
  • 2 Cook whipping cream, leeks, thyme, salt, pepper and nutmeg in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in yams and parsnips. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until vegetables are slightly tender.
  • 3 Layer half of the vegetable mixture and half of the cheese in casserole. Top with apple. Repeat layers of vegetables and cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered about 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

A snowy wintery day just begs for this veggie casserole. To add a special touch, sprinkle baked casserole with one of these toppings: • Crushed seasoned croutons • French-fried onions • Toasted nuts • Finely chopped ham or bacon bits

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.