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Apple Gratin à la John Mode

This isn’t the official recipe name but that’s what we, ladies of the SEO kitchen call it. This recipe is an adaptation of the world-famous MooseCook Apple Onion Cheese Gratin recipe. That name drop truly is our best attempt at getting some solid references in there, because you know, E-A-T, pray, love!

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This recipe sets itself apart from anything else you could find on food blogs. Why? Because this delicious and unusual search engine optimization gratin makes for a wonderful pretend internet meal that you will post on Instagram. But wait! You could harness the rich sharp cheese flavor and earthy walnut overtones in a Google Web Story as well! Yes, this cheesy content truly is SEO for food blogs and much more.

Search engines will fall in love with this sweet harmony of apples, onions and cheese. So will you! This delicious and unusual gratin makes a wonderful autumn meal. So bake this delicious ranking factor to increase your traffic in under 45 minutes! Doesn’t that sound good? Try serving it beside Wild Rice Pilaf and a salad of bitter greens and vinaigrette. Other food bloggers will absolutely love the quality of this link.

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Prep time (all of the ingredients come with affiliate links):

  • 1 cup milk – really, it’s the cornerstone of any recipe content
  • 1 tablespoon butter – great for the soul and search console
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached white flour – so diverse, just like our niche industry
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg – to get plenty of searches and a hint of spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples, such as Pink Lady or some other hard to find type of apple.
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar or Gruyere cheese – it is a factor for SEO
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pistachios!)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs*

Instructions (should show up in the recipe card)

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Lightly oil an 11 x 7-inch baking dish
  • In a small pot, scald the milk, bringing it almost but not quite to a boil.
  • In another small pot, melt the butter and whisk in the flour.
  • Slowly add the scalded milk, whisking continuously until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add the nutmeg, salt, and cloves and stir for about a minute, until thick.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to reduce bounce rate
  • Spread the apples and onions evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle on the grated cheese and pour the sauce over the top.
  • Scatter on the walnuts and bread crumbs (seasoned with brown sugar, if you like for extra diversity).
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, until the top is golden and crisp.