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Leek, sage and apple gratin

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Leek, sage and apple gratin

Main Serves 4 50 min
This simple, sweet and fragrant dish makes a good weeknight dinner with just a pile of couscous of bulgur. The sage and apple notes in it make it a great accompaniment to pork in all forms.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 leeks, cleaned, cut in half lengthways, then into 4-5cm pieces
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 4 tbsp veg or chicken stock
  • 50g Cheddar, grated
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • fresh parsley, chopped, to serve (optional)
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 35 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the leeks and onion and fry gently for 10 minutes. Add the apple and fry for another couple of minutes.
  • Step 3

    Add the chopped sage, stock and season. Transfer the mixture to a gratin or baking dish.
  • Step 4

    Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs together and sprinkle over the leek mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the topping is golden. Sprinkle over some the parsley to serve.

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