Apple Celery Root Gratin & BIG KitchenAid Giveaway!

Apple Celery Root Gratin Recipe

Here it is, the jewel of your holiday table… Apple Celery Root Gratin.

The term “gratin” or “au gratin” meaning covered in breadcrumbs, is usually associated with creamy layers of potatoes and cheese with a generous dusting of crisp crumbs on top. This version, meant to dazzle your holiday guests, consists of paper-thin layers of vibrant celery root and perky Honey Crisp apples.

Apples Celery Root
I just adore celery root. When it’s available in the fall and winter, I just can’t get enough of it. It has a pungent celery-like flavor,  without the stringy consistency of the stalks. Celery root has the texture of a turnip or potato, making it perfect for soups, purees and for roasting. Simply peel off the rough exterior and prepare like any other root vegetable.

 Celery Root Recipes

Because of its mild bitter essence, paring celery root with something sweet, like apple, complements the flavor bringing out its best attributes.

KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder

For this Apple Celery Root Gratin Recipe, I wanted to shave the apples and celery root into paper thin slices to bring an elegant quality to this otherwise rustic dish. I could have used a veggie peeler to do this, but just imagine the time it would take to shave 3 large apples and 3 large roots! Fortunately, I was able to fasten my Slicer/Shredder Attachment onto my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and slice them ultra thin in less than a minute.

How To Make Gratin

To further accentuate the apples and celery root, this gratin recipe is layered with spiced cream, shredded Gouda, and topped with crisp bacon and panko bread crumbs. This apple celery root gratin is shear veggie heaven!

Apple Celery Root GratinElegant Old Luxembourg Dishes from Villeroy & Boch.


Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Apple Celery Root Gratin


8 slices bacon
1 small onion (or 2 shallots) chopped
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
3 celery roots
3 Honey Crisp apples (or Jonagold)
1 2/3 cup heavy cream
2 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
8 oz. Gouda cheese, shredded
1 Tb. butter for dish


Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook 8 strips of bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate, reserving the grease. Once cooled, crumble.

Place the chopped onion in the hot bacon grease. Saute for 3-5 minutes until softened and slightly browned. Remove the onions from the skillet.

Turn the heat off and add the panko to the bacon grease and toss. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9X13 baking dish (or LARGE quiche dish) and set aside.

Peel the apples and celery root. Using the KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder Attachment, slice the apples and celery root paper-thin. (You could use a veggie peeler to do this.)

Place the apples and celery root in a large bowl. Add the onions, cream, salt, pepper, pumpkin pie spice, and shredded Gouda to the bowl. Stir well.

Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and press to level.

Mix the panko and crumbled bacon and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes—until the top is golden and the edges are bubbling. *If the top starts getting too dark, loosely cover with foil.

Allow the gratin to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Today… I feel like Oprah.

No, I’m not wearing massive diamonds or flying cross-country in my private jet, but I am giving away REALLY cool stuff. I offer you, every cook’s dream, the fabulous KitchenAid Stand Mixer and the Grinder/Shredder Attachment Pack worth over $525.

You read right, this giveaway includes a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artsian Stand Mixer  in your favorite color (excluding metallics) AND the super versatile Mixer Attachment Pack that includes the: Food Grinder, Slicer/Shredder, and Fruit/Vegetable Strainer.

These KitchenAid attachments eliminate the need for other appliances that clutter your counter tops. They are well-built, extremely handy, and easy to use. I can’t wait to show you more ways to use them in the coming months.


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A winner will be selected by random drawing and announced October 31st. Winner: Rodney Wilson

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Disclosure: I received compensation of this post. I never write about products I don’t own and thoroughly enjoy.

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1,394 Responses to “Apple Celery Root Gratin & BIG KitchenAid Giveaway!”

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    I love all the possibilities beyond mixing that the attachments give to the KA. I would use them all, all the time….


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    Sheila P. — October 30, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    I would use the Kitchen Aid Grinder attachment for grinding Deer meat to make Deer Jerky. I would use the Shredder for various vegetables….making salads, soups, casseroles. I would use the mixer attachments for making wonderful cakes, pies, desserts, breads. Wow….there are just too many things I would use the Kitchen Aid and the attachments for. I would NEVER come out of the kitchen! LOL


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    I have always dreamed of owning one of these gorgeous culinary tools!! If I won I would attempt to make this gratin with the handy attachments it comes with!!


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