do you believe in magic?

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.




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  • Reply Debbie March 18, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I am ridiculously excited about this!

  • Reply Janine March 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    This rocked my world! Now when I’m asked to make apple dip for the 7 billionth time, I won’t grimace at the thought of spending the first half of a party cutting apples by myself in the kitchen!

  • Reply Jen March 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I always did the lemon juice technique. I will definitely have to try this now!
    Thanks! 🙂

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