Applesauce is a preparation of cooked and puréed apples. Acid, particularly citric acid, is often added for a sour flavor and to reduce browning. Applesauce can remain unsweetened or can be sweetened with the addition of sugar.
Applesauce can be eaten plain, often with a sprinkle of cinnamon. It can also be used in cooking and baking to impart moisture and flavor.