Sweet Potato Gratin

This creamy gratin benefits from a subtle blend of spices. Cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper take it from ordinary to out-of-this-world.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, November 2012


  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4), peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour 1 cup cream into a large ovenproof skillet. Arrange sweet potatoes evenly in pan, season with salt and pepper, and pour remaining cream on top. Gently press on potatoes to submerge. Bring to a simmer over medium, transfer to oven, and bake 12 minutes. Press on potatoes to submerge again and bake until potatoes are tender and cream is bubbling, 8 to 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.