How To Peel An Apple
It’s the little things. Like peeling and slicing a pile of apples for pastry or just for a snack. How to peel an apple? Here’s an easy way you not have thought of.
I love, love, love baking. Have you noticed yet? I also love, love, love apples. Seriously. Apple Pie and crumbles are pretty regular around here. Not every week, mind you, but a few times during the year. My husband loves it, and it rarely lasts 4 days. Making apple pie isn’t as complicated at some people think. And, I use a few little tricks that make it easy to peel and slice the apples.
Too much work? Here’s the thing: sometimes we just go about doing things the way we’ve always done them. Learning it from someone a lifetime ago, and never really giving it much thought. Oh sure, the old way got the the job done, but sometimes there’s an easier way. This is it, sweetie.
How to peel an apple
You don’t need a fancy crank apple peeler (although if I find one at an antique sale I’m snapping it up!). I use a regular ol’ vegetable peeler. I usually take the top off, and then peel it off in strips from the top of the apple to the bottom. Think of planks on a wine barrel. Get the idea?
(Please ignore my heavily neglected dry cutting board. Hey, I’m a busy girl, and I promise to get that thing looking better soon!)
Bonus Tip! How to slice those freshly peeled apples
Then, I took a hint from a chef friend of mine to cut it into pieces. Starting like this: turn the apple upside down and slice of one side and then the other…
Then, slice off the other two ends.
Now, get rid of the core (or think of something creative to do with it… then tell me cuz I’m fresh out of ideas), and slice your apple.
Look at that! Now, put it in an apple pie, crumble, or just eat the darned thing. See how easy that was? Now, you try it!
(Psst... See something inappropriate or unhealthy? Please let me know.)