Apple sauce, or applesauce, is a purée made of apples. It can be made with peeled and/or unpeeled apples and a variety of spices (commonly cinnamon and allspice). Flavorings or sweeteners such as sugar or honeyare also commonly added.
Allergies to applesauce are common in infants, but can affect all age groups. Applesauce contains apples and often cinnamon or sweeteners, so read the ingredients carefully before consumption. If you believe you have an allergy to applesauce, contact your allergist (Livestrong, 2014).
Ingredient Common Uses:
Applesauce is typically served alongside a main course such as pork, but can also be served with a desert. Research suggests that applesauce can also substitute certain ingredients in recipes, such as butter or eggs (Wikipedia, nd).
Dietary Information and Related Articles:
Here is a great article elaborating on the use of applesauce as an ingredient substitute.