Since I posted my Apple Snack recipe a few weeks ago, I’ve received over 75 emails and social media comments asking me how I sliced the apple “so thinly and beautifully”. First, thanks for all of the kind words – I never thought the Apple Snack would take off like it has. I feel like the Gangnam Style of the apple world
When I made the apple snack for my sister last week, she said, “oh look Allen made 200 slices out of one apple”. I think that’s one of the best parts of my apple slicing technique. It makes a ton of slices from one apple and yet each slice has the perfect thickness.
Ok on with the slicing technique! I promise this is super easy – all you need is an apple, a knife and a cutting board. I like Fuji apples but for the purposes of this demo, I am using a Gala. I find that Gala has a pinch less sweetness than the Fuji but both are awesome.
Step 1 – place apple on cutting board – see I told you this would be easy!
Step 2 – Slice the apple straight from top to bottom so you have 2 equal pieces
Step 3 – Slice each half into half the long way so you end up with 4 pieces.
Step 4 – You want to cut out the core on an angle – the idea is to leave each quarter with no core left.
Step 5 – Now the actual slicing begins. Set the apple flat on one side and begin to slice from top to bottom. Repeat until there is no “side” left and then flip the apple over and you will be able to finish slicing that quarter of the apple. The flip is important so that the apple stays firm on the cutting board.
That’s it – just keep slicing until you have reached the end of all of the pieces of apple. I’ve received a good bit of feedback from parents that kids love these slices.