Talk:Apple sauce

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Sentence removed[edit]

I removed this sentence from the article: In the United Kingdom and the United States, (and possibly elsewhere) apple sauce is traditionally served with pork. Having grown up in the US, I've never once seen applesauce served with pork, nor with any other kind of meat, nor have I ever heard of any "tradition" of serving it with pork or any other kind of meat. My take on British culinary delights makes me believe that it's possible that people in England might find such a mixture appetizing, but the addition of the US and the "(and possibly elsewhere)" in this sentence is speculative nonsense. Tomer TALK July 4, 2005 13:21 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I also grew up in the US and we did always have applesauce with our pork chops. Sweet sauces with meat aren't as weird as you seem to think. FreplySpang (talk) 4 July 2005 14:06 (UTC)
You missed the point. I only said that I have never seen applesauce served with meat and that I have never heard of the serving of applesauce being associated with pork. You've turned it around. The sentence makes it sound like applesauce requires a side of pork, not pork requires a side of applesauce. Also, it makes it sound like this combination is some great tradition, which I also said I'd never heard of. Beyond that, saying "(and possibly elsewhere)" turns a wikipedia article into a back-page column. Tomer TALK July 4, 2005 14:23 (UTC)
Just some cite reliable sources and move on. Wikipedia is not the place for original research. (jarbarf) 20:55, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Being too lazy to find reliable sources to cite, I won't re-add it, but I do deny that the phrasing of the original sentence, "apple sauce is traditionally served with pork", somehow implies that applesauce can only be served with pork. It suggests only that that one traditional use of applesauce is as a side dish to pork. And yes, that tradition is alive and well in the United States as well. My family always had applesauce with our pork chops; a friend of my father's grew up believing that applesauce was a necessary side dish to pork to prevent trichinosis; and (to come back to the realm of the verifiable) in the Simpsons episode "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Homer calls up the household cook in the middle of the night to request pork chops and says "Don't forget the applesauce!". And anyway, Tomer, didn't you grow up in a household where pork was taboo anyway? ;-) —Angr 09:07, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

OK. Let's get this straight. Has no one heard the cliche "pork chops and applesauce" from "The Brady Bunch"...of course pork chops and applesauce go together.

POV statements[edit]

"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."

Who decides that a food is "for children"? A given food or means of serving it may be more popular among children, but it makes little or no sense to me to claim objectively that a given foodstuff is for children.

"Unsweetened applesauce is a good food for babies."

Good at what? Good in whose opinion?

-- Smjg 18:18, 5 July 2006 (UTC)


I know the link advocates it, but only a fool with diarrhoea would look for help to a bowl of apple sauce. You may as well neck a bottle of fish oil. We should be careful about putting crackpot alternative therapies on Wikipedia. Some poor devil could be stuck in the bog for weeks, guzzling down platefuls of laxative. A terrible way to die! --OhNoPeedyPeebles 18:45, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

I have tried this remedy and it is bollocks. --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 19:18, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Apple sauce controversy[edit]

I believe that we ought to source this alleged apple sauce controversy. -- (talk) 02:43, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


Who/Where did applesauce originate? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:36, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

A tricky one! --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 22:49, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Isn't baking cooking?[edit]

According to the article apple sauce is made from "cooked or baked" apples. Isn't baking a method of cooking, making the apparent "cooked or baked" distinction irrelevant? Tonywalton Talk 23:31, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I think it should have been "boiled or baked" apples. But in my opinion, the method of cooking the apples isn't that important, so I've just removed it to simply the sentence. Emika22 (talk) 11:30, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Apple Butter[edit]

In my opinion Apple Butter is only slightly similar to Apple Sauce, having about the same relation to it that butter has to cheese.Saxophobia (talk) 01:34, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Picture of "German" apple sauce[edit]

I never saw such an apple sauce with coarsely cut apples in Germany. The dish in the picture would be called a Compote instead. German apple sauce ('Apfelmus') looks just like the one in the left picture.-- (talk) 13:14, 26 January 2013 (UTC)