I made some applesauce today. First, I threw a bunch of coarsely chopped apples (everything but the cores) into the slow cooker:
I heated them until they were mushy and put them in the Vitamix:
I blended on high for about a minute. I love the Vitamix because it gives a super-smooth texture even when I keep the skins in the applesauce. Woo! All the fiber and nutrients of eating an apple whole!
Here’s what it looked like after I blended the apples and put them back in the slow cooker to keep them warm for canning.
To can, I followed the instructions in USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving (2009 Revision) for canning under 5 pounds of pressure.