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Swede, leek and apple bake

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Vegetarian mains

Swede, leek and apple bake

Side Serves 4 1h 25 min
This super-simple vegetarian bake makes an excellent midweek, cold weather dish. You could eat it as a main with cabbage or other greens on the side, or it goes beautifully with all things porky – sausages, a roast, pork chops...


  • 25g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 leeks, finely shredded
  • 4 large sage leaves
  • 75ml white wine or apple juice
  • 1 swede (800g-1kg unpeeled weight), peeled, cut in half lengthways, then very finely sliced
  • 2 apples, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 50g Cheddar, grated
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Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 1h 15 min
  • Step 1

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

    Melt the butter in a large frying pan and fry the leeks on a very low heat for 12 minutes, stirring now and then.
  • Step 3

    Add the sage and wine or juice.
  • Step 4

    Cook for 2 minutes. Season.
  • Step 5

    Layer the swede, apple and leeks in a baking dish, finishing with swede.
  • Step 6

    Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Step 7

    Remove the foil, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes until golden.

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