Definition of apple sauce in English:

apple sauce

noun

  • 1A puree of stewed apples, typically sweetened.

    • ‘Other main courses included chicken in a white wine and mushroom sauce; and breaded escalope of pork with a home-made apple sauce.’
    • ‘Menus include roast pork and apple sauce, tomato and mushroom crumble, tuna masala and rice, and Mediterranean pasta.’
    • ‘The breakfasts were out of this world - homemade bread, rolls, pastry, terrific omelettes, eggs, home-made apple sauce, maple butter.’
    • ‘I fed him some jarred baby food and apple sauce and helped him drink formula from a sippy cup.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Try taking a pill with a spoonful of yogurt or applesauce.’
    • ‘In England the most familiar and excellent combination is roast duckling with apple sauce and peas, a dish of the late spring.’
    • ‘For a smooth sauce, run the applesauce through a food mill or buzz it in a blender.’
    • ‘Add the applesauce and the molasses and mix well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Use half of the butter, shortening or oil and replace the other half with unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana or prune puree.’
    • ‘To its credit, Denny's offers a vegetable of the day or apple sauce instead of fries with every kid's meal.’
    • ‘In the past, I've substituted pureed fruit, such as applesauce, because it is similar in thickness to beaten eggs.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘Oh, Chicago, what a load of applesauce!’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

apple sauce

/apəl ˈsɔːs/