Apples are an incredibly versatile and healthy ingredient for all kinds of dishes.
Whether you enjoy them in a pie, as a sauce with your pork chops, or sliced over a fresh salad, it’s often best to peel them first. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to make apple peeling seem fun – it’s mostly grunt work!
When you have a recipe that requires several apples, peeling is the one thing standing in the way of all that apple-licious goodness.Luckily, there are some options to get this done quicker!
Let’s explore how to peel and core an apple, and how you can do it faster and more efficiently.
Shouldn’t We Eat the Skin?
Although unpeeled apples will add some color and texture to your dishes, leaving them unpeeled will prevent that delicately delicious soft texture you get when you bake this sweet fruit.
- Peeled apples will give you a pleasant tangy burst of flavor, but without the chewy bits giving you an unpleasant surprise.
- Something else to consider is that eating the skin is not always that healthy these days.: some farmers spray toxic chemicals on the apples to prevent them from spoiling; others add an unhealthy wax coating to extend shelf life. Peeling your apples will prevent you from ingesting these harmful toxins!
Peeling Apples 101
There are many ways to peel apples - you can use all kinds of basic kitchen tools:
- Many people use potato peelers to get the job done.
- Maybe your grandmother taught you how to peel an apple with a knife.
You probably already know your own best way to peel an apple.
But this may not be the most efficient or fastest way to peel apples if you have a recipe that calls for a lot of them all at once!
Is there a quick, safe, and easy way to peel apples?
Yes, there is: Use an apple peeler and corer! That way, you don’t have to figure out how to core an apple as well.
1, 2, 3... Peeled!
The HomeBuddy apple peeler is an easy, fast, and safe way to get the job done. This is how to use an apple peeler:
- Mount it on a flat, stable surface.
- Place your apples on the fork and make sure it’s firmly wedged in. The best apple is always one that’s nice and firm!
- Begin turning the lever, so the fruit moves towards the peeling blade. Once it reaches the blade, you can adjust it to your desired thickness.
Time to Cook and Bake!
Now you’ve got the apple peeling worked out, you can get to the fun part: making something delicious with it.
Bake some apple and cinnamon muffins, whip up an apple pie grandma would be proud of, or simply enjoy your apples freshly peeled and crunchy!