Everyone loves a good applesauce. So why don't you try the zesty version straight from Northern Italy? I know that once you have tasted this dish, a recipe found in my cookbook, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, you will never go back to the plain applesauce.
Set the applesauce in a pan. Make your own or pick some up at the store.
Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, some freshly grated horseradish…and yes horseradish root is available at most grocery stores. It resembles a carrot and like a carrot you can peel it and shred it.
Let the apple, lemon and shredded horseradish cook together.
Once it is perking add ½ a cup of heavy cream.
Stir well to allow all of the flavors to combine.
Serve this delightfully tangy applesauce warm along side a luscious ham, turkey, chicken or roast beef.
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in Pola, Istria, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. She is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and TV chef extraordinaire. Watch Lidia's Italy Saturdays at 1:30pm on WGBH 2 or Sundays at 4pm on WGBH 44.
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