Pear-Rosemary Potato Gratin


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Pear-Rosemary Potato Gratin
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
75 mins
4 cups


  • 12 ounce yellow potatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick

  • 2 Bosc pears, peeled, halved, cored, and sliced lengthwise 1/8-inch thick

  • 1 5.2 ounce package semi-soft cheese with garlic and fine herbs (such as Boursin)

  • ¾ cup half-and half

  • 4 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium saucepan bring salted water to boiling. Add potato slices. Simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes; drain. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. In a 1 1/2-qt. au gratin dish arrange potato and pear slices, alternating them.

  2. In a small saucepan combine semisoft cheese, half-and-half, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Whisk over medium-low just until melted. Add rosemary and zest. Pour over potato and pear slices. Sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. Parmesan. If desired, top with additional rosemary and lemon zest strips.

  3. Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and browned. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove rosemary and lemon zest strips if used. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
22g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3.4mg 17%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 182mg 4%
Folate, total 8.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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