One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A puree of stewed apples, typically sweetened.
- ‘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.’
- ‘For a smooth sauce, run the applesauce through a food mill or buzz it in a blender.’
- ‘Try taking a pill with a spoonful of yogurt or applesauce.’
- ‘To its credit, Denny's offers a vegetable of the day or apple sauce instead of fries with every kid's meal.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the past, I've substituted pureed fruit, such as applesauce, because it is similar in thickness to beaten eggs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In England the most familiar and excellent combination is roast duckling with apple sauce and peas, a dish of the late spring.’
- ‘Other main courses included chicken in a white wine and mushroom sauce; and breaded escalope of pork with a home-made apple sauce.’
- ‘Use half of the butter, shortening or oil and replace the other half with unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana or prune puree.’
- ‘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.’
2North American informal Nonsense.‘Equal Opportunity for All—Elmer says that's all applesauce’
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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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