Apple-Sage Mac 'n Cheese Recipe
Chutney makes this special for holiday entertaining and makes it more gummy – the smooth chew we love in mac 'n cheese. Available everywhere, chutney adds a sweet/savory elegance, friendly enough to get yippees from the kid's table, too! Can make ahead: Transfer to bake pan, cover with foil; heat in oven 350° to warm.
In a large saucepan, coated with Teflon™ nonstick, cook pasta in salted water (undercook rather than over); drain and transfer. Return pan to stovetop. Melt butter, whisking in flour; add sage. Whisk in milk, cream. Cook stirring occasionally over medium heat, til bubbly &thick; stir in cheeses, bacon, and chutney. Serve sprinkled with apple and bacon bits.