This sweet, spicy horseradish applesauce is the perfect accompaniment to latkes, pierogies and other hearty fare. You can use any apple you like, but our friends at Deli Desires, who gave us this recipe, are partial to Pink Ladies. If you don’t have a food mill, a sturdy wire-mesh sieve and a wooden spoon will do the trick.
4 large unpeeled apples, cut into quarters and cored
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
½ teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400F. Add apples to a baking dish and sprinkle with sugar. Fill baking dish with water until apples are covered halfway (about 1-2 cups). Seal tightly with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until apples are soft.
Transfer apples to a food mill over a large bowl and process, discarding peels at the end. Add the horseradish, salt, and lemon juice to the bowl. Taste and adjust with more sugar or horseradish to your liking. Reserve the cooking liquid to add later if you prefer a thinner apple sauce.
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