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How To Cut An Apple

Living in New England I grew up eating apples.

Apples are a popular and healthy snack, but cutting them can be a hassle, especially if you’re not sure how to do it properly.

Whether you’re packing them for lunch, using them in a recipe, or just enjoying them as a snack, knowing how to cut an apple can make a big difference in how much you enjoy them.

In this post, we’ll share our expert tips for cutting apples, including how to select the right apple, the best tools to use, and different cutting methods.

With our step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to cut apples quickly and easily, with minimal waste and maximum enjoyment.

How to Cut an Apple Video

Step1: 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.

You can use a vegetable wash or at the very least use water and clean the apple off with a dishtowel.

Step 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.

This works for a variety of all apples.

Step 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.

Cutting an Apple Conclusion

Cutting an apple is a simple task that can make a big difference in how you enjoy this nutritious fruit. By following our expert tips, you can cut your apples quickly and easily, with minimal waste and maximum enjoyment.

Remember to choose the right apple for your needs, use the best tools for the job, and experiment with different cutting methods to find the one that works best for you.

With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy apples in all their delicious forms, from whole slices to intricate designs, and everything in between.

So go ahead and give it a try, and enjoy the sweet, crisp taste of freshly cut apples!

FAQ for Cutting Apples

The best way to cut apples for a pie is to peel the apple all the way around. Cut all of the apples away from the core and then turn those into 1/2-inch wedges. You don’t 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.

They start to turn a bit brown after they are cut almost immediately. You can also use lemon or lime juice to help preserve the apple.

apple slices

How to Cut an Apple

Learn just how to cut an apple in 3 simple steps.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
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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