First we slice it in half, then into quarters.
Then, to get out the core, we slice diagonally along the inside of each quarter. Here, we're doing it left-handed to avoid funny camera angles (although we couldn't avoid the shadow), but normally the apple would be facing the opposite direction.
Here's a quarter that's been "cored." This technique might not be as surgical as it could be. We lose a bit of extra flesh around the edges (better to nibble on, we say), but this is quicker and easier than trying to carve out the core with a paring knife. And we don't have a corer, so that's not an option.
Then we slice each quarter into three wedges.
And there you have it—fat slices ready to be eaten or peeled for a pie.
So how do you slice an apple? It seems like such a simple task, but we're sure there are a lot of different habits. Some of you may have use flower-shaped corer-slicer-in-one, or you may use a chef's knife like us. Let us know.
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(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)