(or apple sauce) is a sauce that is made from
stewed and mashed apples.
Sometimes, apple sauce is sweetened with sugar
or high fructose corn syrup; sometimes it is pure. It can
use peeled or unpeeled apples and a variety of spices or
additives like cinnamon.
Applesauce can be fine or coarse textured, even to
including large chunks of apple. It is easily produced at
home, and commercial versions are readily available in the
supermarket as a common food or as a snack for children.
In the United
Kingdom, apple sauce is not usually served as a dish on
its own, but, as the name variant suggests, as a sauce.
This usually accompanies a main course meat, and is most
often paired with ham,
often used as food for babies, since it does not require
the use of teeth. It is sometimes recommended to combat
diarrhea, since it is high in dietary fiber.
"Applesauce" was a slang term frequently used
during the 1920's, meaning "oh no!" or