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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

Sweet and Savory Applesauce

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Prep time: 5 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 25 M
Apples are fresh and inexpensive in September! Be sure and try these delicious recipes this month and let us know that you did!


  • 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


How to cook Sweet and Savory Applesauce

  1. 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.

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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!

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  1. Looks delicious! I'll have to try your recipe. Enjoy your fall!

  2. I eat pork chops at least once a week. But I haven't tried them with applesauce. The combination of the applesauce with the horseradish actually sounds really good. I'm going to have to try this sometime for sure.

  3. What an interesting taste combination of the apples and horseradish. Sounds perfect to top pork chops.

  4. How yummy!! I always eat my pork chops with applesauce!

  5. Applesauce is great to keep around the house. I love putting it into cakes, cookies and serving it to the kids!

  6. Never would have thought of horseradish !! We get a LOT of apples in the fall to preserve for the winter, i'll have to try a batch of this. I'm betting my husband will be loving this!

  7. What an amazing idea to add horseradish to the applesauce! I adore horseradish anyway, but this sounds amazing! A friend once added curry powder to applesauce and that was fabulous, too.

  8. Anonymous9:17 PM

    I love horseradish and use it in so many things but never considered it with fruit... I will need to try this thank you.

  9. What a yummy twist on applesauce. I never thought applesauce could be savory and sweet.

  10. I love a good apple sauce and yes, it's great with pork chops. I can't wait to try your applesauce recipe.

  11. I haven't tried cooking applesauce but that sounds yummy and easy to make. I want to try it.

  12. Sweet and savoury applesauce sounds delicious. I bet the sharp contrast in taste would make it taste divine.

  13. I have never heard of adding horseradish to applesauce, but since I'm a savory girl I would love to give it a try. This is such a great unique recipe!

  14. I don't think i've ever had applesauce and pork chops but pork is the hubby's favorite so maybe i'll surprise him, looks delicious either way!

  15. We love applesauce around out house and this looks like a great twist to it. Need to give it a try!

  16. Pork chops and applesauce is one of my favorite combinations. My family eats it on a regular basis. So good!

  17. I have never thought of adding horseradish to applesauce, but I will have to try that twist to the applesauce!

  18. That is some interesting mix of flavors. Sounds perfect to pair with a hearty protein!

  19. Yum! I've never served applesauce with a main dish! I'm going to try!

  20. I love sauces and I am always happy to find new recipes. This one is very easy to follow and I will definitely use it sometime soon.

  21. I love apple sauce, but never thought of spicing it up like this! xx

  22. How delicious! It has been ages and ages since I've made my own applesauce, but I'll definitely have to try your version sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  23. I've always loved applesauce, unfortunately my children don't. This looks like a great healthy snack!

  24. What a great idea to add horseradish! I make applesauce every year, but have never tried to spice it up a bit. Yum!

  25. I Love applesauce. It's actually one of my favorite treats. I think I'll be trying this recipe real soon.

  26. Applesauce is a favorite of everyone's in the house. This looks like a delicious recipe.

  27. YUM!!! I haven't had homemade applesauce since I was a kid! You've inspired me to make some myself. PINNING!!! :) ~ Trish


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