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A saucepan of onion with agrodolce sauce

Agrodolce [ˌaɡroˈdoltʃe] is a traditional sweet and sour sauce in Italian cuisine. Its name comes from "agro" (sour) and "dolce" (sweet).

Agrodolce sauce[edit]

Agrodolce is made by reducing sour and sweet elements, traditionally vinegar and sugar. Sometimes, additional flavorings are added, such as wine, fruit, or even chocolate. It can be used for lamb, and served over pasta, such as rigatoni or wide noodles like pappardelle.[1][dubious ]

Similar sauces[edit]

Though the term "aigre-doux" could refer to any sweet and sour sauce in French cuisine, a gastrique is very similar to agrodolce.[dubious ]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Joe Yonan (7 April 2010). "Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew Agrodolce". Washington Post.