How to Slice an Apple Perfectly Every Time

Slicing an apple is easy, but slicing it perfectly can be a challenge. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to slice an apple perfectly every time.

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Whether you’re prepping apples for a pie or just want to have perfectly sliced fruit for a snack, there are a few methods you can use to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to slice an apple perfectly every time, no matter what type of apple you’re working with.

The first step is to wash your apple under running water. This will remove any dirt or debris that may be on the surface of the fruit. Next, cut off one end of the apple so that you have a flat surface to work with. If you’re planning on peeling the apple, now is the time to do it.

Once the apple is prepped, it’s time start slicing. The thickness of your slices will depend on what you plan on using them for. If you’re making applesauce or pie filling, you’ll want to slice the apples thinly. For snacking or salad toppings, thicker slices are better.

To slice an apple thinly, start by cutting it in half from top to bottom. Once it’s halved, cut each half in half and then continue slicing into thin wedges. For thicker slices, start by cutting the apple into quarters from top to bottom. Then, cut each quarter in half and slice into thick wedges.

Once your apples are sliced, enjoy them as is or use them in your favorite recipe!

Step One: Choose the Right Apple

The first step to slicing an apple perfectly is to choose the right apple. The best apples for slicing are the crisper, firmer apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn. Apples that are too soft will turn to mush when you slice them, making it difficult to get clean, even slices. Avoid apples that are bruised or have any soft spots.

Once you’ve chosen your apple, wash it thoroughly under running water. Pat it dry with a clean towel or paper towel to remove any excess water.

Step Two: Prepare the Apple

Now that you have your apple sliced in half, you will need to remove the core. Many people forget to do this step, but it is important because the core contains the majority of the apple’s seeds. To remove the core, simply use a paring knife to cut around it in a circle.

Next, you will need to slice your apple halves into thin pieces. The thickness of these pieces is up to you, but remember that apples will shrink a bit as they cook, so you may want to slice them a little thinner than you would like them to be in the end. Once your apple halves are sliced, you are ready to move on to step three!

Step Three: Slice the Apple

Now that your apple is cored and cut into quarters, it’s time to start slicing. You can slice the apple any thickness you like, but we recommend ¼-inch thick slices.

To slice the apple, hold each quarter in your hand, skin side down. Slice downwards with a sharp knife, angling the knife so that you cut off a nice thin wedge of apple. As you get close to the bottom of the apple quarter, you may need to adjust how you’re holding it so that you don’t cut your fingers.

Once you’ve sliced all of the wedges off one apple quarter, turn that quarter so that the skin side is up. Slice each wedge in half so that you have a total of eight thin slices from each apple quarter. Repeat with the remaining threeapple quarters.

Step Four: Serve the Apple

After you’ve cut the apple into perfectly even slices, it’s time to enjoy your hard work! Make sure to wash the slices before you eat them, and if you’re not planning on eating them right away, store them in an airtight container.

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