November 10, 2011

Quick Tip: Coring apples

My brood of hungry children request snacks about seventy billion times a day.  And I used to cut the seeds out of apples for them and serve them like this:


But then I discovered the tip that Changed. My. Life.  (I'm kinda in a dramatic mood today, can you tell?)


Cut the seeds out with an melon baller! 

It's a little thing, I know...but I love it!

And so does he...


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23 comments:

  1. certainly better than slices as an on the run snack!

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  3. Brilliant! I always cut off most of the apple when I cut them the other way. Don't mean to, just happens! Now I just need to get a melon baller...

    (p.s. I was signed in on another account up there, so I deleted the comment)

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  4. When you cut so many apples, I can see how it would change your life! I need to get a melon baller now...

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  5. Love that baby's huge eyes!
    I don't have a melon baller; gonna try it with a strawberry huller...
    I have a feeling my grandbaby doll is gonna love this, too.

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  6. My mom just gave me one of those apple cutters that takes the entire core out and leaves it perfectly sliced. Best invention ever!

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  7. I just wanted to thank you for changing to a full feed for Google Reader. I really appreciate it! Thanks for the great tips!

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  8. I only saw this trick for the first time last week at the Food and Wine festival. Manu Fieldel used it to scoop the seeds out of the bottom of a pear he was going to poach.
    I would never have thought to use it for apples. That is brilliant!
    I cut up apples all the time for my breakfast... off to get melon baller.

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  9. Great idea!!
    I have a slicer thing, but this is good for half apples!

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  10. that is a great idea! I actually just wrote a blog post about a food trick that has changed my life:

    http://thenotsoharriedhousewife.blogspot.com/2011/11/tomato-paste-trick.html

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  11. I recently spent the best $20.00 of my life. Bed,Bath,& Beyond had an Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer. It is old-fashioned and low-tech, but I have used it almost every day for the past two weeks!

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  12. Your idea is similar to mine. I peel the apple and then use a Pampered Chef corer and hand it to my girls (my oldest likes her own apple but won't eat as much because she's afraid to get to the core, until I bought that gadget!). Awesome idea!

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  13. You can actually just use a spoon - pointier kinds work best. Insert tip of spoon near core of halved apple & rotate around til have scooped whole thing in one motion. No need to purchase additional kitchen gadgets.

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  14. Ooo! You can put peanut or almond butter in the center!

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  15. My tip for apples on the go or packed into a lunch to keep them from turning brown is to cut it in four sides around the core, then put the pieces back together (up against the core) & then put a rubber band around the whole apple to hold it together. When you take the rubber band off at lunch-time, your apple won't be brown!

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  16. Just tried this today, worked like a charm! I have the apple corer/slicer magigy but not all apples fit perfectly and I end up using a knife anyway! Thanks for all the great tips!

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  17. My mom used to do this when we were little. We called it the swimming pool way.

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  18. And fill it with peanut butter!!!! My kids LOVE this!!!

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  19. Or you could just teach your kids not to eat the core...

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