Name Variations Edit
- apple sauce
- apple compote
About Applesauce Edit
Wikipedia Article About Applesauce on Wikipedia
Applesauce (or apple sauce) is made from stewed and mashed apples, sweetened to taste with sugar or high fructose corn syrup. 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, pork, or gammon.
Unsweetened applesauce is a good food for babies. It is sometimes recommended to combat diarrhea.
The word "Applesauce" was a slang term frequently used during the 1920s, meaning "oh no!" or "darn". A cooked puree of apples, sugar and sometimes spices
Uses and Tips Edit
- Unsweetened applesauce can be served at room temperature, or chilled, as a simple lowfat dessert, or used as an ingredient in recipes. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon, if desired.
- Applesauce is a great fat substitute for lowfat baking. Simply substitute half of the fat in a recipe with an equal measure of applesauce.
- Applesauce makes a wonderful addition to raspberry gelatin for a nutritious dessert.
Storing Applesauce Edit
- Store unopened cans in a cool, dry place off the floor.
- Store opened applesauce in a covered container and refrigerate. Use within 5–7 days.