Apples make me think of Fall no matter what time of year it is. The smell of apple pie or apple crisp baking in the oven, YUM! Hey, the saying goes “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. It never said apple pie doesn’t count!
Whether you are peeling your apple for your toddler, making apple pie, or something like peeling an apple is incredibly easy and only takes a minute.
All you need is a peeler or if you don’t have a peeler a paring knife will work just as well.
How to peel an apple Instructions
Peeling an apple doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to do but knowing how to do it efficiently is key. Especially if you are baking dessert and need a few pounds peeled.
All you need is a vegetable peeler or pairing knife. This is going to be simple and quick so pay attention.
Before we delve into the apple peeling process, it’s crucial to start with a perfectly ripe apple. If you’re unsure how to select one, take a moment to learn how to tell if an apple is ripe in our comprehensive guide.
Make sure that you always wash your apples even if you aren’t keeping the peel on them. Apples are covered in pesticides and you don’t want to carry those into the fruit that you are going to be eating.
You can use a mild soap or a vegetable spray under cold water. Pat your apple dry so that you are less likely to drop it.
Using a peeler is my preferred method. Holding the apple in your non-dominant hand and the peeler in the other hand, start peeling at the top of your apple.
Hold the peeler to the apple with a little pressure and rotate the apple counterclockwise peeling around the apple.
It can be kind of fun to see how big of a peel you can get off the apple before it breaks off. Then start where the peel fell off and keep going.
Continue doing this until you get to the bottom of the apple.
3. Pairing knife
The same idea as using a peeler but you want to cut away from yourself so that if you slip you don’t get cut.
Starting at the top of the apple, holding the knife in your dominant hand cut the peel off in a downward motion away from yourself.
Work your way around the apple until you have gotten all of the peel off.
The answer to the commonly asked question, “Can you freeze apples” is yes you can and I cover just how to do it in my post and cover how to do it.
How to Peel an Apple (2 Ways)
- 1 apple
- Wash your apple with a fruit spray or a mild soap under cold water.This is very important especially with apples because they have one of the highest levels of pesticides on them.
- Hold the apple in your non-dominant hand and the peeler with the other. start peeling at the top of your apple. Hold the peeler to the apple and rotate the apple counterclockwise peeling around the apple.
- Start at the top of the apple, holding your knife in your dominant hand cutting the peel off in a downward motion away from yourself. Work your way around the apple until you have removed all of the peel.