So the other day my friend Dana gave me a little suggestion that changed everything for me.
Or… not quite everything. But it definitely changed my fruit serving capabilities. 🙂
Cheesy infomercial begins now.
Brown apples. We all hate them. They look gross, rotten, kids won’t touch them. Add a little lemon juice to preserve the colour and it changes the flavour. Have you ever wanted to serve a lovely fruit tray with apple slices that stay white? Prepare to be amazed. Keeping your apples white is as simple as this:
Soak them in salt water.
As in… maybe a tbsp of salt in a bowl of water, swish around, let sit for approx a minute? Rinse off and serve, or don’t serve. Throw them in a ziplock bag and in the fridge or a lunch box for a few hours and then serve. STILL WHITE AND FRESH LOOKING. Tastes like apple, not apple splashed with bitter lemon juice!
I actually am excited about this. I’ve been wowing my friends all week, first asking them if they know the secret to keeping their apples fresh, then I dramatically whip a bag of apples out of the fridge and say, “I sliced these 3 hours ago!” and they are always like, “SHOW ME HOW!!” Or something like that anyway. My world is very small. Soak the apples, it really does work.