Apple Preparation

 

CORING

Insert corer directly into the center of the apple; twist with even pressure and lift up to remove the core. This may be done before or after the fruit has been cut.

Sample of Coring  
       
 

PEELING/PARING

Paring may be done before or after the apple is cut. However, it's more time-saving to peel the whole apple. Use a sharp knife, and with a slight side motion, cut the peel or skin away or "strip peel" the apple in a continuing spiral.

Sample of Peeling  
       
 

RINGS OR CIRCLES

Core and slice apples crosswise in any thickness. For half circles, halve apples from top to bottom before slicing crosswise.

Sample of Rings  
       
 

TIDBITS

Remove the core and cut each apple into eighths. Cut each eighth into bite-sized pieces or wedges.

Sample of Tidbits  
       
 

SLICES/QUARTERS

Halve the apple lengthwise and remove the core. Cut lengthwise into pieces or slices.

Sample of Slices  
       
 

CHUNKS/PIECES

Cut apple in half lengthwise and then crosswise. Remove core, cut each quarter into three or four large-sized pieces.

Sample of Chunks  
       
 

STICKS

Remove stem and blossom end of apple and core. Cut lengthwise through the apple and place half, core side down, on cutting board. Slice evenly lengthwise.

Sample of Sticks