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Entry from October 06, 2021
“Applesauce is not a sauce. It’s a purée”

Many people believe that applesauce should not be called a sauce, but a purée. The Wikipedia entry for “purée” states: “Purées of specific foods are often known by specific names, e.g., applesauce or hummus.”

“Applesauce is not a sauce you don’t put it on your food. It’s more of a purée” was posted on Twitter by @J2damart on July 10, 2012. “My 13-year old baby sis just asked why people call applesauce applesauce when it’s not a sauce but a purée. She such a mini me!!” was posted on Twitter by KrystolJoi on March 16, 2013. “applesauce is a puree not a sauce” was posted on Twitter by lizzy on November 28, 2015. “why is applesauce called a sauce when it’s clearly apple purée” was posted on Twitter by “tali’zorah vas thirsty” on April 1, 2019. “Applesauce is not a sauce. It’s a purée” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on October 7, 2021.


Wikipedia: Apple sauce
Apple sauce or applesauce is a sauce made of apples. It can be made with peeled or unpeeled apples and may be spiced or sweetened. Apple sauce is inexpensive and is widely consumed in North America and some parts of Europe.

Wikipedia: Purée
A purée (or mash) is cooked food, usually vegetables, fruits or legumes, that has been ground, pressed, blended or sieved to the consistency of a creamy paste or liquid. Purées of specific foods are often known by specific names, e.g., applesauce or hummus. The term is of French origin, where it meant in Old French (13th century) purified or refined.

Twitter
@J2damart
@J2daMart
Applesauce is not a sauce you don’t put it on your food. It’s more of a purée
12:31 PM · Jul 10, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
KrystolJoi
@KrystolJoi
My 13-year old baby sis just asked why people call applesauce applesauce when it’s not a sauce but a purée. She such a mini me!!
1:22 AM · Mar 16, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Franca
@apple_franca
Another language thing I worked out: what American call applesauce is stewed apple/apple purée. been wondering why a sauce was baby food
9:58 AM · Dec 9, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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lizzy
@LizzySteirer
“applesauce is a puree not a sauce”
Quote Tweet
becca
@BeccaDocteroff
· Nov 28, 2015
Replying to @LizzySteirer
@LizzySteirer oh shit,,,, you right
9:09 PM · Nov 28, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
danimal
@Daanieelleeeeee
Replying to @Daanieelleeeeee
Why is it called ‘applesauce’ when it’s basically a puree of apples???? What constitutes applesauce as a “sauce”?? What makes sauce, sauce?
3:34 PM · May 1, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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julia
@julia___bee
is applesauce a sauce? is it not a standalone purée? does a sauce have to be complementary?
12:04 PM · May 21, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Matt Slider
@slider_matt
Is applesauce a sauce or a purée
Yes
25%
No
0%
Does it even matter
75%
8 votes
·
Final results
11:36 AM · Apr 3, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
ames ☻
@amyhaaaa
why is it called appleSAUCE?? is it a sauce? do you dip stuff in it?? why isn’t it called apple PUREE or apple SMOOTHIE?
3:12 AM · Apr 10, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Lisa
@Lisa_Fav
OMG SO APPLESAUCE IS NOT A SAUCE?! JUST SAY FRUIT PUREE OR COMPOTE THAN WOW #learningamericaneveryday #mindblown #itchangeseverything
6:57 PM · Feb 13, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
tali’zorah vas thirsty
@jnxnvr
why is applesauce called a sauce when it’s clearly apple purée
10:55 AM · Apr 1, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Peter Bates
@petertbates
Why is applesauce called a “sauce”?
It’s just an apple purée. It’s not something you dip things in.
Same train of thought, why aren’t there other “sauced” fruits on the market? Pear sauce? Guava sauce? Dragonfruit sauce? Grape sauce?
4:51 PM · Jul 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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mads | jiung day
@nyampires
why is applesauce a sauce. it’s the only sauce that we eat plain. i don’t see people chugging marinara, so what gives applesauce the right to be a sauce huh? we don’t use it as a sauce. name it chunky apple purée.
3:33 AM · Apr 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
flo Sauropod♥𖤐♡
@somesadrat
Replying to @Akimbo427
why is it apple SAUCE. ranch is a sauce and that makes sense but. apple sauce should just be apple purée
12:18 PM · Jan 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jacob Realo
@jacobrealo
I vote that blended up apples never be called a sauce ever again. Even the ingredient list on a “applesauce“ container will say purée.
9:53 PM · Feb 6, 2021·Tweetbot for iΟS

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soy
@dykegardens
applesauce is so weird. its not a sauce bc u dont put it on anything (besides latkes). its a fruit puree but not a smoothie or a jam. you just eat it like pudding or yogurt.  we dont do this with other fruits or veggies. who did this
11:44 PM · May 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
SillyGooseEggz
@SillyGooseEggz
@MythicalChef hey! Is applesauce a sauce or is it a purée?
12:55 PM · Aug 17, 2021·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Sea-Lengthiness4264 October 7, 2021
Applesauce is not a sauce. It’s a puree.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 • Permalink