How Do You Slice an Apple?

We're not going to claim there's a right way and a wrong way. But we're all slicing a lot of apples these days (and will be for months), so we're wondering how our method compares to yours. See step-by-step photos, below...

First we slice it in half, then into quarters.

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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.

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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.

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Then we slice each quarter into three wedges.

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And there you have it—fat slices ready to be eaten or peeled for a pie.

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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.

Related: How To Dice an Onion: The Video

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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