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  Categories: Vegetables, Cheese
       Yield: 12 servings
       1 lb Sweet potatoes,peel & slice
       2 tb Unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
       1 lb Onions, thinly sliced
     3/4 lb Granny Smith apples, peeled
            Cored & thin sliced
       3 tb Flour
     1/2 c  Chicken stock or broth
     3/4 c  Fresh breadcrumbs
     3/4 c  Cheddar, sharp,coarse grated
       6    Lean bacon slices, cooked
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 13X6 inch oval
   baking dish. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4 thick
   slices. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium
   heat. Add onions and saute until tender, about 10
   minutes. Toss apples with flour in medium bowl.
   Arrange half of sweet potatoes in bottom of prepared
   dish. Top with half of apple slices. Arrange remaining
   potatoes and then remaining apples. Cover with sauteed
   onions. Pour stock over all. Bake until sweet potatoes
   are tender, about 45 minutes. Maintain oven
   temperature. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese and bacon
   (crumbled) in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over
   gratin. Bake an additional 20 minutes. Preheat
   broiler. Broil until topping browns. (This has not
   been necessary any time I have made this recipe as the
   oven browns the topping just fine for me). Cool 5
   minutes and serve. Substitution: Use Butternut or
   Acorn squash instead of the sweet potatoes. Source:
   Bon Appetit, Dec 1991 issue (adjusted for personal
   preferences). Typed by: Diane Newbury