AskDefine | Define applesauce

Dictionary Definition



1 puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced [syn: apple sauce]
2 nonsensical talk or writing [syn: folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, codswallop]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. alternative spelling of apple sauce
  2. In the context of "slang|dated|1920s": Nonsense, balderdash, bunk, piffle.

Derived terms


variant of "apple sauce" See apple sauce


  1. In the context of "slang|dated}} nonsense!


Extensive Definition

Apple sauce (or applesauce) is a purée made from stewed and mashed apples. It can use peeled or unpeeled apples and a variety of spices or additives such as cinnamon. Apple sauce can be fine or coarse textured, and may include large chunks of apple. It is easily produced at home, and commercial versions are readily available in supermarket stores as a common food. It may be packaged in glass jars, aluminum cans, plastic or any ceramic material. It is also sold in small plastic cups for children, snacks, or lunchtime. In Britain, apple sauce is not usually served as a dish on its own, but, as the name suggests, as a sauce. This usually accompanies a main course, meat, and is most often paired with ham, pork, or bacon. Swedes normally eat apple sauce as a condiment for roast pork and for breakfast foods, such as oatmeal, muesli, and a buttermilk-like product called filmjölk. In Germany it accompanies potato pancakes. Apple sauce is used on Hanukkah as a sauce for latkes topped with cinnamon to give it more flavor.
Apple sauce is often used as food for babies because it does not require the use of teeth. It is sometimes recommended to combat diarrhea, since it is high in pectin. However, the medical efficacy of apple sauce as a treatment remains controversial.


applesauce in Bavarian: Dempf
applesauce in German: Apfelmus
applesauce in Spanish: Compota de manzana
applesauce in Persian: پوره سیب
applesauce in Indonesian: Saus apel
applesauce in Malay (macrolanguage): Sos epal
applesauce in Dutch: Appelmoes
applesauce in Dutch Low Saxon: Appelsmotse
applesauce in Japanese: アップルソース
applesauce in Simple English: Applesauce
applesauce in Swedish: Äppelmos
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