Borscht with apples: an original recipe for the national Ukrainian dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Borscht recipe with apples
Borscht recipe with apples. Source: Yevhen Klopotenko's website

Borsch is a national symbol of Ukraine. Every Ukrainian knows how to cook this dish despite the fact that there are many recipes for borsch as each region of Ukraine has its own. You can often find even the most unlikely combinations of products in this dish, such as herring, crucian carp, sweet smoked pears and mint.

Culinary expert Yevhen Klopotenko shared a recipe for a delicious and very original borsch with apples and pork ribs on his website.

Homemade borscht


  • pork ribs - 400 g
Pork ribs
  • sweet and sour apples - 3-4 pcs.
Dressing for the dish
  • ready borscht dressing
  • water - 3 liters
How to cook delicous borscht
  • onion - 1 pc.
  • potatoes - 3-4 pcs.
  • cabbage - 1/4 pc.
  • carrots - 2 pcs.
  • horseradish - 1 tbsp.
Spice mix
  • sour cream - 100 g
  • garlic - 3 cloves.
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Wash and peel all the vegetables. Set one carrot aside and cut the other one lengthwise and in half.

Vegetables for the dish

2. Cut the onion into two pieces. Put the vegetables in a baking dish along with 400 g of pork ribs and season with a little salt.

Meat, onion and carrot

3. Cook in a preheated to 180 degrees oven for 30 minutes.

4. Dice the apples, chop the cabbage and grate the carrots.

Sweet and sour apples

5. Peel and dice the potatoes as well.

Vegetables for the dish

6. Take the baked vegetables and meat out of the oven and cut the ribs into portions.

Meat and vegetables for the dish

7. For the broth, pour 3 liters of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the baked vegetables and ribs. Add garlic and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

Apples for the dish

8. Remove the baked vegetables from the broth and add the potatoes, carrots and cabbage. After 5 minutes, add the sliced apples, after another 5 minutes, add the prepared dressing and horseradish. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Borscht with ribs and apples

Add sour cream and herbs before serving.

Ready-made dish

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