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