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Apple and Sweet Potato Gratin

from Victoria magazine

1 1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 c apple cider
2 T maple syrup
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
salt to taste
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8″ thick rounds
1 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 c bread crumbs
1 T unsalted butter, cut into bits

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a saucepan set over moderate heat, combine the cream and cider and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to moderately low and stir in the maple syrup, nutmeg, and salt, and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Butter well a shallow baking dish. layer the sweet potatoes and apples alternately in the dish, and pour the cream mixture over all. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for 20-25 minutes longer, or until apples and potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter. Place under a preheated broiler until golden brown. Serves 6.

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