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How to cut an apple

Living in New England I grew up eating apples. It was a Fall tradition to go apple picking every year. They are great to eat and I am going to show you how to cut an apple.

It really is so simple to do. You want to have a sharp knife so you can cut and slice the apple easily. We will also cover washing the apple which is so important.

Cutting slices and wedges is very easy.

apple slices


  • Apple


  • Cutting board
  • Knife

3 Steps for cutting an apple

Cutting up an apple is so easy, all you need is a good sharp knife and cutting board. We are going to cut our apples into easy to eat wedges.

1. Wash the apple

washed apples

First and foremost you want to always wash your apples!

Apples have the most amount of pesticides on them compared to any other fruit. It’s important to get all the gross chemicals off before you start to cut.

2. Cut the apple into slices

slicing apples

Start by placing the knife about a 1/4 inch away from the stem and slice through the side of the apple. Stay away from the core just a little bit so that you don’t get the seeds in your slices.

Do the same thing on the other side of the apple’s stem.

Now, you only have two thin sides left to cut, so go ahead and slice those all the way through as well.

3. Cut the slices

cutting the slices

Now that you have your apple sliced away from the core, go ahead and lay the apple slices peel side up and slice the apple into wedges. EASY! Now enjoy this great snack!

If you don’t prefer the skin learn how to peel an apple.

The best way to cut apples for a pie is to peel the apple all the way around. Cut all of the apple away from the core and then turn those into 1/2 inch wedges. You dont want them so big that they are hard when the pie is fully cooked.

Yes, you can cut apples ahead of time but they will start turning brown pretty quickly. It is best to slice them when you are going to eat them. Sprinkling your apple slices with a little bit of lemon juice will help slow the browning.

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How to Cut an Apple (3 Simple Steps) Home Cook Basics

Learn just how to cut an apple in 3 simple steps.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 95 kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board


  • 1 apple


  • Always start by washing the apple
  • Cut the side of the apples off. Starting at the stem and slicing all of the way down through the apple. Then, cut off the other two sides of the stem.
  • Now all you have to do is slice those slices into wedges. ENJOY


Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 98IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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