Another delicious recipe idea: Apple, onion and potato gratin

Because apples are pretty hot and the weather is cooling down right now, this month we’re sharing a recipe from Owen Pidgeon at Loriendale Orchard – his apple, onion and potato gratin.

Apple, onion and potato gratin
Owen Pidgeon, Loriendale Orchard

Fresh apples at the Capital Region Farmers MarketIngredients

  • 3 medium apples
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 500g onions
  • 500g potato
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


– Peel, core and slice apples thickly. Preheat oven to 200°C.

– Grease medium-sized casserole dish.

– Mix the sliced apples with lemon juice, brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Peel and finely slice the onions and potatoes and mix these two together.

– Layer the two sets of ingredients in the casserole dish, adding some salt and cayenne pepper to the layers of onion/potato.

– Fill to the top of the dish and ensure that the last layer is made up of apple slices. Pour the cream over the filling and dot butter on top.

– Bake for about 45 minutes. Sprinkle cheese and breadcrumbs on top and more dotted butter and bake for a further 15 minutes.

– Serve with accompanying mixed farm-fresh vegetables