The Best Way To Slice An Apple ~ How To Slice an Apple ~ Noreen's Kitchen Basics
Rada Cooks Knife:
Today I want to share with you the most basic of kitchen basics, how I slice an apple without an apple slicer and only a knife. This is as basic as it gets, but maybe you had not thought of it before. You don't need an apple wedger. Frankly, I find them to be annoying and the slices are always too big and the core is not ever in the same place anyway and you end up with a mess. Especially if your apple is a little soft. So I am going to show you how I do it!
Think of your apple as a cube instead of a sphere. Then slice of one side close to the core and then turn it and do the same on the other side. Then cut off the bits left on either side of the other two sides. Are yo still with me? You should have the core left. I should look like a rectangle. You can discard this, use it for your livestock or put it in your compost. There is very little waste this way.
Now you can lay the large pieces down flat and slice them as thick or as thin as you like. This makes things nice and easy for packing lunches, making pies or crisps or slicing up apples to serve with caramel dip! Nice even slices and you control the thickness.
This is also a great way to speed slice apples. Last year I showed someone how to do apples this way and she said the would never do it another way again. I learned this technique from a pastry chef at a five star restaurant in Arizona. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference!
I hope you give slicing apples like this a try and I hope you love it!
Happy Eating!
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  • Lathryx

    I was literally just looking up random stuff and now I’m a subscriber , this was a great video for even today’s world .

  • Closweetness TV
    Closweetness TV

    Thanks for the tip. I was in my kitchen getting ready to cut some fruits. It’s funny how we don’t take time out for things like this. Today I took time out. ❤️

  • AC Warner
    AC Warner

    This is a terrible way to cut an apple. The best way is as follows: Cut it in quarters. Make a 45 degree cut to remove the core from each quarter. Now you have 4 identical pieces of the apple, with the core removed, and a stable flat surface to safely slice, dice, whatever.

  • Lindsay Hanson
    Lindsay Hanson

    Great video. You saved me a bunch of time and my fingers!

  • Krysuna

    Did you know Noreen that those stickers on the apples are edible? I didn't know either !

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      I would like to see evidence of that. Still would never eat them.

  • Krysuna

    Lol I like never eat apples so i searched this up because there's always someone who does something better then me in something. Thank you

    • Shamara B
      Shamara B

      What the hell lol

  • chitãozinho do extrativismo
    chitãozinho do extrativismo

    I was thinking of cutting an apple like that before watching the video

  • reverendbigred

    Thank you!!! Saving me tons of time...

  • Spike Solas
    Spike Solas

    You're a beautiful person! I love you for this! I cut my apples for breakfast every day and I hate always having to deal with the core. You're the Best!

  • Garlic, Bacon, & Broccoli
    Garlic, Bacon, & Broccoli

    Learned something new today. I am surprised this isnt the standard! Thank you.

  • Al B
    Al B

    You made me cut myself 👺

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      I did not make you do anything.

  • Trina Logan
    Trina Logan

    Thank you so much Noreen! I learned a lot!

  • Sarah Kidd
    Sarah Kidd


  • Ross Cardenas
    Ross Cardenas

    hey thanks im tryna lose a thin layer of fat so this helps 👍

  • Samantha Little
    Samantha Little

    Thank you so much! It was my first official time cutting apple slices and this was wonderful!

  • XD- Backwoods
    XD- Backwoods

    How does thinking of the apple as a square help at all 🤔 lol

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      It helps to think of the core as a square so when you are done it is like a block. That is how it is helpful.

  • Official_Team_Malice

    Yay i finally dont have to ask my mom for damn apples

  • mrses44

    Just had to core a bunch of apples yesterday (for dehydrating), and told my husband I was going to look for a better way. Used the round corer that I couldn't get to go thru the apple properly. Now here you are! Thank you so much; next session of apply drying (or pie baking) will be so much better! THANK YOU

  • Sofia L
    Sofia L

    I have braces and these slices are very thin and perfect because they won't break one of my brackets!

  • OlllllllllllO

    This is great

  • ANN reports
    ANN reports

    Can I call you mom?

  • Ashley Allred
    Ashley Allred

    This is how I've always cut apples. It just makes since! Lol

  • Bri Bernhardt
    Bri Bernhardt

    Best video ever! Thank you!!

  • Paulina Ruiz
    Paulina Ruiz

    This video is so helpful! Thanks so much for posting! :)

  • Roberto Alanis
    Roberto Alanis

    Thanks!’ I’m slicing right now 😀😀🍎

  • Cher Siegel
    Cher Siegel

    Her hand has lots of cuts on it!!! Looks like the knife slipped😱

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      "Her" hand has a lot of "cuts" because she actually works with them. I did not cut them with my knives. I am also an animal rescuer, gardener, crafter and hobbyist. So that will help you understand why my hands actually look like they do work and don't look like they make television shows for a living. This is real life. So what? My hands look old and used. Good for me!

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    sunny leon fucking chinnal Muhad


  • Lea Schroeder
    Lea Schroeder

    Thanks Noreen! I've been slicing apples this way since I had my mouth accident back in December as I can't bite apples yet.

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    Tubitus - Thumbnails for 5 dollars

    Good stuff

  • Gaming Bros
    Gaming Bros

    Thank you

  • andyy TM
    andyy TM

    I’m 11, and I’m using this to make a fruit salad. It’s helpful! Thanks

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      Awesome! Glad to help! Hope your fruit salad turns out great!

  • •inserts cool username•
    •inserts cool username•

    I always eat around the sticker 😂😂

    • Romans 6:23
      Romans 6:23


  • Raymond Lai
    Raymond Lai

    Very good. Thank You.

  • Emily Eshraghi
    Emily Eshraghi

    Great tip!!

  • Jefferay

    Hmm you cut 1, apple but 3 apples worth of slices were left

    • S Tomlinson
      S Tomlinson

      Jeff ery really? I don’t think so...

  • Brandon Barnes
    Brandon Barnes

    Thank you very much!!!

  • paul kervin
    paul kervin

    So simple,but I never thought to cut them this way :-)) Thank you. This is how I will do it when I make my German apple cake.

  • Phabby5step ‘
    Phabby5step ‘

    I feel like Gordon Ramsay

  • Jorge Granados
    Jorge Granados

    Thank You !!!!!!

  • Tetsuo

    holding knife wrong

  • Lyla Dupuy
    Lyla Dupuy

    Awesome! 🙌 EXACTLY what I was lookin for! ~ subscribed! 💖

  • Kinq Jersy
    Kinq Jersy


  • Ranjana Pandya
    Ranjana Pandya

    What is the name of the knife you are using to chop d Apple.

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      That is a Rada Cook's Knife. There is a link in the description box below the video. Thanks for the comment.

  • Dynasty Nelson
    Dynasty Nelson

    after slicing these up how would u pack them for school lunches with out the goin brown in a zip lock bag..

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      I don't put anything on them.

    • Dynasty Nelson
      Dynasty Nelson

      was that with using lemon in it as well how how lemon would u use?

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      Yes, I used to put these in zip top sandwich bags in the girls' lunches. Never had a problem with them turning brown.

  • Charles Kennedy
    Charles Kennedy

    Fantastic method. Lunchbox is a snap now

  • MissLove26

    💜 it!

  • Cody Martin
    Cody Martin

    You just saved me about 45 min of Apple pie prep. You rock.

  • Azeez Zool
    Azeez Zool

    wasteful method...

  • b

    when you now live alone...

  • Juicegasm

    thank you so much after cutting my finger from the edge i learned from this

  • Lalo

    I just used a small knife and worked😃its sharp not the roundy one

  • Princess Moonlight
    Princess Moonlight

    As a 13 year old i just started cutting my own fruit and this video helped me cut apples in less than 2 min rather than 30 min.

  • Andrew Naimanye
    Andrew Naimanye

    what a way

  • C314

    Never crossed my mind until you showed this on another video. Thanks Noreen!!! 🍎

  • Games Donovan
    Games Donovan

    You are my cooking goddess.

  • lynn kavanagh
    lynn kavanagh

    Noreen, this is perfect timing, on Sunday I'm going to make Applesause with one of my grandsons. He asked me about a month ago if I would do that with him. Liam is 8 & it just warms my heart up that he requested we do this together. Grandchildren are the best!

    • Every Dog
      Every Dog

      Aww that’s so pure and sweet. How did the applesauce taste?

    • Jose Varela
      Jose Varela

      Ok grandma

    • Ayano Kazuko
      Ayano Kazuko

      lynn kavanagh Aww :).

  • Donna Bosco
    Donna Bosco


  • Salobrena Smith
    Salobrena Smith

    I eat the whole thing.. core and all.

    • Delatic Gaming
      Delatic Gaming

      What a sin

    • lucky zamora
      lucky zamora

      It's simple to eat an entire apple, I do it all the time too. Just eat it from the top down, you don't create a core that way. Just spit out the seeds and the "little butt" part and you've just consumed 99% of an apple.

    • Salobrena Smith
      Salobrena Smith

      lol now that is silly

    • Mothinajamjar

      Salobrena Smith you are the kind of person to be feared 😰

    • Salobrena Smith
      Salobrena Smith

      yer lucky, it's only in the last year that pecans have even been available for sale where I am.. I think it was xmas 2015

  • C R
    C R

    Do you have a suggestion to keep the apple slices from turning brown?

    • Noreen's Kitchen
      Noreen's Kitchen

      Cami Richardson I only slice them as needed. Never in advance. You can put them in a bowl of acidulated water. Then drain them and they should be good for a day or so. I don't slice a bunch in advance. I have time in the mornings to do one lunch. This takes no time. Hope that helps.

  • Clifford Roy
    Clifford Roy

    That's how I cut it like its a square