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Wolfgang Puck's Gratin of Sweet Potatoes

A Savory Sidedish for Your Next Dinner Party

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Wolfgang Puck shares a perfect recipe for holiday dinners with guests. Try out his Gratin of Sweet Potatoes.


  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (or yams), peeled and cut into thinly sliced rounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • nutmeg, freshly grated (to taste)
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream (or half and half or milk)
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 375.

    In a 10-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Over medium-high heat, sauté the apples until slightly caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes.

    Place the potatoes in a medium bowl and season with salt, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over the cream and mix well.

    Butter a 10-inch gratin dish and layer with half the potatoes, one overlapping the other. Cover with the apples and arrange the remaining potatoes on top. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from the oven.

    Turn the oven to 500. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the potatoes and dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Return to the oven to brown, watching carefully to prevent burning.

    Serve immediately.

    Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck © 1991

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sweet potatoes, apples, butter, bread crumbs, heavy cream

    Course: Dinner, Side Dish, Starch, Vegetable

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