Sweet and Savory Applesauce #TasteCreations

Each month a group of bloggers comes together to post recipes on a particular theme.  This month it is Apples!  September is a great month for apple harvest, so these recipes come to you in the nick of time!  Are you a food/lifestyle/mom blogger who would like to join our adventures in cooking? Contact me at terri@terristeffes.com for more information!  We would love to extend our group of bloggers!

My husband and I are big fans of bone in pork chops and pork loin.  We are always looking for new ways to dress them up.  I wanted to use apples in celebration of the upcoming fall months.  This delicious garnish for pork chops was spotted in a restaurant last week and I decided to try to make it myself!  I am very glad we did, it was delicious with our pork!

Sweet and Savory Applesauce

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (1 cup of sauce)
  • 3 c prepared applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
Combine applesauce with cinnamon, sugar, and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until applesauce has reduced and thickened. Remove from heat; discard cinnamon stick. Stir lemon juice and horseradish. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper.
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It was delicious on top of pork. The cinnamon isn't too overbearing and there is just enough sweetness and heat to tickle the tastebuds. I love horseradish and can eat it plain on meat, but I really love this combination of flavors. If you prefer it chunky, you can cook the apples yourself to the desired doneness and then add in the rest of the ingredients.

Visit my other blogger friends and see what they did with their apples! I know you will be impressed with their apple goodness.

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Apples are fresh and inexpensive in September!  Be sure and try these delicious recipes this month and let us know that you did!

Terri Steffes
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