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Winter Apple Gratin

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large Fuji or Jonagold apples?peeled, cored and cut into eighths
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons applejack or other brandy
  • Yogurt Sorbet


  1. Preheat the broiler. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the apple wedges in a single layer and sprinkle them with the brown sugar. Cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until lightly browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook over high heat until the juices evaporate and the apples are glazed, about 3 minutes. Spread the apples in a single layer in a 10-inch glass pie plate or in individual gratin dishes.
  2. In a small, heavy saucepan, whisk the egg yolks with the granulated sugar and applejack. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes; do not boil. Pour the custard over the apples and broil until it is lightly browned on top and set, about 2 minutes. Serve hot, with the Yogurt Sorbet.


One Serving Calories 211 kcal, Total Fat 6.4 gm, Saturated Fat 2.5 gm, Protein 2 gm, Carbohydrates 36 gm.

Suggested Pairing

For a warm apple dessert, search out a sweet or semisweet white wine, such as a young Sauternes or an Anjou Coteaux de la Loire.

Contributed By Photo © Quentin Bacon Published January 2001

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