Dairy Farmers of Canada

Golden Potato and Apple Gratin

An attractive potato dish that will liven up your harvest table. The combination of apples and potatoes is perfect when baked with the delicious taste of cream.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 1 h
Yields 6 - 8 servings
golden potato and apple gratin


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 2 lbs (1 Kg) Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tart baking apple (Granny Smith, Crispin or Northern Spy)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) freshly grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
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Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Butter an 8-cup (20 cm) shallow casserole dish; set aside.

In a saucepan, combine cream, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Bring just to steaming over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk to combine; set aside.

Meanwhile, peel potatoes; cut into very thin slices. Peel and core apple; cut into very thin slices. Pour enough of the cream mixture into prepared dish to coat the bottom. Layer about one-third of the potato slices overlapping as necessary; top with half of apple slices. Pour over one-third of the cream mixture. Repeat layering, ending with potatoes and remaining cream mixture. Press down potatoes with a spatula to cover in cream.

Bake for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender and top is golden. Sprinkle with cheese; broil for about 2 min or until golden. Let stand for 10 min.


Baked dish can be cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day. Reheat, covered with foil, in 325 °F (160 °C) oven for about 50 min, uncover for the last 10 minutes to crisp top.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 236 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Fat: 16 g
Fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 389 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 6 % / 61 mg
Vitamin A: 17 %
Vitamin B6: 13 %
Vitamin C: 11 %
Vitamin D: 12 %