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Potato and Sweet Potato Tian

Layer-and-bake dishes offer ways to turn leftovers into something luscious -- and they're ideal mediums for healthful ingredients. In this dish, a little Gruyere cheese provides a decadent texture, while sweet potatoes, leeks, and tangy grated apple make the dish especially moist, so you can use less fat.

  • Servings: 8
Potato and Sweet Potato Tian

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2010


  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 green apple (6 ounces), cored and grated
  • 3 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, sliced 1/8 inch thick, and rinsed well
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 ounces grated Gruyere cheese (1 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss together potatoes, sweet potatoes, apple, leeks, oil, and 1 teaspoon salt. Season with pepper. Transfer to a 9-by-12-inch oval baking dish, spread into a thin layer, and cover with parchment-lined foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 400. Remove, uncover, and top with Gruyere. Bake until bubbling and top is browned, about 30 minutes.

Reviews (1)

  • jennifer4 15 Mar, 2012

    I have made this recipe several times subsituting based on what I have in my cabinet and it is always delicious. For instance, I always use a mixture of Monterey Jack and parmesan for the gruyere and have substituted yellow onions and gala Apple as needed. A great lower fat version for those who like scalloped potatoes with a delicate sweetness and great blend of flavors and nutrients. What more could you ask for?

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