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Apple and speck risotto

Apple and speck risotto

The apple and speck risotto contains all the flavors of a magnificent region, Trentino Alto Adige. Here's how to prepare it easily.

The idea of ​​preparing a risotto with apples might seem unusual but it is not that uncommon to use a fruit to prepare first courses , especially risottos. If you then opt for our apple and speck risotto you will discover that the two flavors marry perfectly with each other, not only because they come from the same area, but also because the delicate flavor of the apples is perfect for toning down the flavor of the speck.

You will thus amaze your guests or family with a simple but at the same time refined first course, rich in flavor and ideal to enjoy in the cold season . Follow our advice step by step to obtain a perfectly creamy and creamy risotto. Ready?

Apple and speck risotto
Apple and speck risotto

How to prepare the apple and speck risotto recipe

  1. Start by peeling the apple and cutting it into one-centimeter cubes . Also cut the speck to the same size, keeping the two ingredients aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown half the speck together with the finely chopped onion. Once the latter has wilted, add the rice, toasting it for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the white wine and, when you no longer smell alcohol rising from the fumes of the pan, start the actual cooking by adding the boiling broth. It should always just cover the rice. Times vary depending on the type of rice from 16 to 18 minutes.
  4. Halfway through cooking, add the apples and the reserved speck.
  5. Once the rice is cooked to perfection, remove it from the heat and stir in the remaining butter and parmesan. Serve piping hot, topping with freshly ground black pepper to taste.

If the idea of ​​preparing a first course with apples has tickled your imagination, we recommend you also try our risotto with caramelized apples .


Like all risottos, this one should be eaten as soon as it is made to appreciate its creaminess. If you have leftovers, you can store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days , well covered in cling film, and reheat it in a pan or in the microwave.

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