It is apple season and Pinterest is exploding with yummy recipes! Apples are wonderful but they have that crazy core! Which can make prepping apples for recipes take forever. I do not have room for a big apple corer. But I do have something hidden in a kitchen drawer that works great as an apple corer. The MELON BALLER.
Yes that little tool that has been hidden in the back of the drawer actually is very useful. My kids love apples, and I core a lot of them. This little trick is super quick even if you have a lot of apples to core.
Step 1: Cut the apple in half. And don’t forget to use good knife skills. If you need a refresher here is a One Minute Kitchen Hack on Knife Skills.
Step 2: Use the melon baller to scoop out the seeds of each apple half. And then scoop out the stem and the stamen (apple bottom). I had to google what the bottom of the apple was called. I don’t think I have ever had to call it by name. Nothing like learning something new for a blog post.
Step 3: You have cored apple! Woo Hoo Success! Now you can slice, dice, and shred those apples until your heart is content.
Now that you can easily core apples. You need an amazing apple recipe. I have a tremendous love and admiration for french cooking. One of my favorite French cookbooks is Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table. I found a copy at my local library and enjoyed making so many of her recipes. One of my family’s favorite apple recipes is Dorie’s French Apple Cake. It is an easy cake that has a small serving size so you can enjoy but not OVER enjoy it. May your apples core easy, and may you enjoy this amazing French Apple Cake recipe.
What are your favorite apple recipes? Share them and I will pin them!