The key to pink applesauce is in the skins...The redder the skin, the pinker the applesauce.I never peel my apples, it seems such a waste of great vitamins, and COLOR!
I use my vintage Osterizer blender that is comparable to a Vitamix, but a fraction of the cost. Mine was 8 bucks at the thrift shop, and you can still get replacement new blades. Trust me this thing will grind up a broom handle if you so want it to...lol
I brought the apples and water to a boil in a large stock pot. I reduced the heat to medium and let the apples cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a ladle, I scooped the apples into the blender. You can use any setting you like, I pureed mine because the baby will be eating it. That is it EASY PEASY!
Now you can serve it the way it is , refrigerate in a airtight container for up to a week, can it, or freeze it !