This is a German dish that has a descriptive meaning to the name. From the way they both grow, potatoes from deep within the earth and the apples from trees that reach toward the heavens. This is such a simple dish and yet very beautiful to serve for dinner. It is also a very healthy dish to make for your family with just a small amount of bacon (peppered bacon would be even better) on top for flavor.
I have had this recipe for years and it from a little card that was sent in mail.
bacon, cooked crisp (peppered bacon would be awesome)
chopped parsley for garnish
How To Make heaven and earth
In a medium saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling salted water or steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. In another saucepan, place apples in small amount of water and cook about 10 minutes or untl apples are soft. Drain.
If you are using two different types of apples make sure they are cooked to the same degree. I didn't check mine and so we had the red apples cooked perfectly and the yellow apples were still a little underdone.
In a 1-quart buttered baking dish, alternately layer potatoes and apples, distributing butter throughout, and sprinkling with cloves, salt and black pepper.
----I doubled this recipe in these pictures and place them in a 2 1/2 quart dish.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until heated through. Top with bacon. (The bacon slices can be laid on top or crumbled; either way is yummy.) Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
We served this tonight with some scrambled eggs but this would be delish with pork loin, a roast or my husband said even corn beef too.
The butter resides more down at the bottom so if you know that you want more butter spoon some of it out and pour over the top.
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