Care and Handling

Selection

  1. An apple's skin should be shiny, not dull. This tip's important ... dull appearing apples won't be crisp and tasty.
  2. Your apples should be firm and free of bruises and punctures.

Storage

Keep apples refrigerated at about 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Fruit bowls are beautiful, but your apples won't stay crispy for long on the countertop.

Preparation

Prepare apple dishes just before serving to minimize browning (oxidation). Protect cut apples from oxidation by dipping them into a solution of one part citrus juice and three parts water.