Slow Cooker Potato Gratin with Apple and Bacon

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recipe by Sara Lewis

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    10hrs 20mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

A comforting, warming slow-cooked apple, bacon and potato stew is sprinkled with cheese and broiled until bubbly and competely delicious.

recipe updated Sep 19, 2019


  • Potato icon
  • Onion icon
    2 (280g)
  • Bacon icon
  • Apple icon
    1 (150g)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    about ½ cup (120g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Butter icon
    2 tbsp (28g)
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 tbsp (16g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    2 cups (480ml)
  • English mustard icon
    English mustard
    2 tsp (11g)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves


  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet

Step preview

  1. Add water to a clean large saucepan
  2. Boil
  3. Add potato to the potatoes
  4. Cook - 3 min
  5. Drain
  6. Add butter and sunflower oil to a clean medium cast iron skillet
  7. Heat
  8. Add onion and bacon to the medium cast iron skillet
  9. Fry until light golden - 5 min
  10. Stir in apple and all purpose flour the medium cast iron skillet
  11. Season with salt & pepper well
  12. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  13. Arrange potatoes in slow cooker bowl
  14. Add chicken stock and English mustard to a clean medium cast iron skillet
  15. Boil
  16. Retrieve slow cooker bowl
  17. Pour content of medium cast iron skillet into slow cooker bowl
  18. Add bay leaves to the slow cooker bowl and cover
  19. Cook in slow cooker - 10 hr, low heat
  20. Add salt & pepper and cheddar cheese to the slow cooker bowl
  21. Broil until browned
  22. Serve
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