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Sweet Potato, Cheddar and Cider Gratin Recipe

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It pairs nicely with chicken or pork as well and is sure to be a hit at any dinner.
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10 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded smoked cheddar cheese, divided
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider

    Directions

  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon oil over the bottom and sides of a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until quite soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • To make gratin, alternate layers of onion, sweet potatoes and cheese in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle each layer lightly with salt, pepper and nutmeg, reserving 2/3 cup cheese. Pour cider over all.
  • Cover tightly; bake for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until potatoes are almost tender. Remove cover and bake for 15 additional minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over all; bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
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