One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A puree of stewed apples, typically sweetened.
- ‘The patient now should be able to safely begin eating pureed foods, including baby foods, applesauce, blended soft foods, and potted meats.’
- ‘Add the applesauce and the molasses and mix well.’
- ‘Try taking a pill with a spoonful of yogurt or applesauce.’
- ‘Use half of the butter, shortening or oil and replace the other half with unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana or prune puree.’
- ‘I cook most of the food I eat from vegetables hand chosen at the local farmer's market or produce stand, including making my own applesauce, and participating in the annual family canning fest.’
- ‘Herbs, typically sage and onion, are used to make stuffing for roast pork, and fruit is served with it in the form of apple sauce.’
- ‘The breakfasts were out of this world - homemade bread, rolls, pastry, terrific omelettes, eggs, home-made apple sauce, maple butter.’
- ‘Such a mini-orchard looks beautiful and provides between 200 and 300 apples to eat fresh or to use in apple pies and apple sauce from mid-August through October.’
- ‘Other main courses included chicken in a white wine and mushroom sauce; and breaded escalope of pork with a home-made apple sauce.’
- ‘For a smooth sauce, run the applesauce through a food mill or buzz it in a blender.’
- ‘In the past, I've substituted pureed fruit, such as applesauce, because it is similar in thickness to beaten eggs.’
- ‘To its credit, Denny's offers a vegetable of the day or apple sauce instead of fries with every kid's meal.’
- ‘In England the most familiar and excellent combination is roast duckling with apple sauce and peas, a dish of the late spring.’
- ‘I fed him some jarred baby food and apple sauce and helped him drink formula from a sippy cup.’
- ‘Menus include roast pork and apple sauce, tomato and mushroom crumble, tuna masala and rice, and Mediterranean pasta.’
2North American informal Nonsense.‘Oh, applesauce! I will be glad when it's all over’
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- ‘I've always thought blogs were a load of applesauce, but I look forward to reading more of yours.’
- ‘Perhaps it's a bunch of applesauce.’
- ‘Oh, Chicago, what a load of applesauce!’
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