How to Peel & Core an Apple

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It should be easy to eat an apple a day now that these staple tree fruits are in season. Keep reading to find out how to prep these autumn favorites for cooking.


Check out our Apple Glossary to learn which apples are best for cooking and which ones you should save for snacking.



Peel the apple

Using a vegetable peeler, preferably one with a swivel blade, and starting at the stem end, remove the peel from the apple flesh in a circular motion.







Cut the apple into quarters

Cut the peeled apple in half from stem to blossom end. Turn the halves flat side down and cut them in half again to make quarters. If desired, rub the apple flesh with a cut lemon to prevent browning.





Cut out the core

Using a paring knife, make an angled incision into the center on one side of the core. Turn the quarter and make another incision to complete the V cut and release the core. Repeat with the remaining quarters.






Or, core a whole apple:

To core a whole apple, hold the apple firmly and push the corerstraight down through the apple. It may take a little muscle!






Try out the technique with these delicious apple recipes:

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