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Fresh apple slices are laid on the counter before adding to apple pie or oatmeal.
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How to Cut an Apple

Learn How to Cut an Apple into slices in less than a minute!  A quick and easy trick will also teach you how to prevent the cut slices from browning.  And once they're cut, you can use them in your favorite pie, crisp, and oatmeal recipes.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 serving
Calories 95 kcal


  • 1 apple skin on or peeled
  • Lemon juice optional


  1. Place apple on a cutting board with the stem facing up.
  2. Using a sharp knife, make a cut ½-inch to the right or left of the stem and cut all of the way down. Pay close attention to avoid the core.

  3. Turn the apple 90 degrees and make a similar cut all of the way through the apple.

  4. Repeat this process until you have four pieces of apple and a separate piece of core.
  5. Place the apple pieces cut side down on the cutting board and slice into ¼-½ inch pieces.

  6. Serve apple slices immediately or toss in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice if storing for later.

Recipe Notes

  • Apple slices that have been tossed in lemon juice will last for up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator before browning.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cut an Apple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 98IU2%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.