Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Apple Risotto

I feel a little embarrassed to call this a side dish.  It really is more of a dessert. 

It's apples, cider, a little butter, a little sugar. Yup.  Sounds like dessert to me. 

I loved making this, I loved smelling this and I really loved eating it.  Oh yea, I ate way too much of it.

I suggest you skip the pie and just eat more of this rice.

Apple Risotto
Adapted from Sugar Crafter

2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups apples, peeled and diced
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used homemade)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 cup arborio rice
3/4 cup white wine
1 cup apple cider
2 1/4 cups water

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add in the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and maple syrup.  Cook until softened. 

Pour in the rice and then cook 1 - 2 minutes.  Add in the wine. 

Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until the rice has absorbed most of the wine.  Continue this process with the cider and water, adding them 1/2 cup at a time until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.  Cook until al dente and then remove from heat. 

Total calories = 1200 calories
5 servings = 240 calories per serving

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. I love your blog!! WOW! This is going to be my new place to find yummy recipes! :) I am a new follower to your blog. Thanks! Erin

  2. WOW! That looks and sounds delicious! Love that a side dish tastes good enough to be considered dessert too!! I bet the leftovers were tasty also!

  3. sounds like dessert for sure! YUM!

  4. Haha I'll be honest...I'm totally okay eating dessert for dinner. especially if it's HEALTHY! With all those apples, it must be!

  5. In a million years I would never have thought to put apples into this dish, but it makes sense and I bet it is delicious! That's one of the things I like about blogging...so many new ideas to try!

  6. Yum! Another great sounding dish!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  7. oh my i would not have thought to put apples in a rissoto.
    Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    have a great crafting weekend!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  9. OMGosh! The apple risotto sound delicious, and sooo interesting. I love risotto and I know I'll love this. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your apple risotto sounds delicious, kind of like a rice pudding you don't have to bake! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch!