I've got another applesauce recipe to add to the mix. It's similar, but has a few differences.
Check it out - they've got step-by-step pictures.
4 cups apples
1 cup water
1 cup raisins
1/4 of a lemon with the peel
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Blend the apples with the water.
2. Add the raisins, lemon (yes, with the peel), and cinnamon, and blend until smooth. Hooray for my VitaMix!
Gala apples seem to work the best for me so far. I leave the cores intact, seeds and all. It blends a lot easier if I dice it all a bit first.
I also like to add a pinch of celtic sea salt and a few whole raisins... just a personal preference.
I just tried adding some apple cider vinegar. I think I like it in there.