This article provides an overview of Applesauce, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make Applesauce substitutes.
What is Applesauce?
Applesauce is a puree made from peeled or unpeeled apples. It is usually sweetened or spiced when sold commercially. Applesauce is very popular in North America as a snack or dipping sauce, usually with meat such as roast pork. It is relatively inexpensive to make and can easily be made at home.
What does Applesauce taste like?
Applesauce has a tangy and tarty flavor and can range in sweetness depending on which apple was used or how much sweetener has been added. The commercial mixture usually has notes of cinnamon and lemon juice.
Is Applesauce readily available in Supermarkets?
Applesauce is readily available across North American supermarkets, it is usually found in the canned fruits aisle. Outside of North America, it may be harder to locate.
What are some alternative names for Applesauce?
There are thankfully no alternative names for applesauce when sold commercially, however, homemade applesauce may be described as apple puree.
What is a good substitute for Applesauce in recipes?
Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for Applesauce. These include:
- Store-bought substitutes:
- Home-made substitutes:
- Make your own apple puree (apples, cinnamon, and sugar)
- Mashed sweet potatoes
- Mashed bananas