Discussion Post: How Do You Cut an Apple?

I figure, this is a question we can all answer. And perhaps, hopefully, learn from each other.

I cut an apple two ways, depending on if I am eating it or serving it.

If I am eating it myself, I cut and eat as I go. I start from one side and cut thin disc slices until I hit the core and have half an apple. Then I turn it and go down the other side cutting half circles until I hit the core again and only have a quarter left. Then I go down that side cutting half circles until I hit the core and only have one core width slice left. And then I cut off that slide and eat it.

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If I am serving it, I try for equal sized pieces. So I quarter the apple, cutting through the core. Then I slice out the core bits by doing two angled cuts. Then I slice the quarters into 3 nice wedges. So I end with 12 same sized wedges with an angled cut in the center where I took out the core.

What is your system?

Follow up questions:

Do you eat apples with cheese?

Do you eat apples with peanut butter?

(I almost never do cheese, do peanut butter all the time)

Do you eat apples with anything else?

Should an apple pie be:

A. Just apples

B. Apples and raisins/cranberries

C. Apples and Walnuts

(I am strongly “a”)

20 thoughts on “Discussion Post: How Do You Cut an Apple?

  1. Just apples, but preferably with a crust of crumbles on top.

    And I cut wedges the same way. Unless I need to fit them in my son’s small lunch box. Then I sometimes cut the quarters into slices the other way across.

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    • I can’t handle the wedges cut the other way. It doesn’t feel like an apple if it is more square than wedge.

      On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Just apples, sugar, a little butter, maybe a sqeeze of lemon! Im talking Bramley cooking apples ther, hence the sugar. To eat, just quarter and remove core. Or for an altar cut straightacross to show the star. What prompted this one?

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    • Last night I was cutting up apples to share with my parents and I realized I have a very set way of cutting them and then I started wondering if everyone has a set way of cutting them.

      On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 1:50 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. I cut apples into half/quarters through the stem and eat everything include the core. This might sound strange but I really don’t bother to remove small seeds from grapes and oranges too. I like to eat fruits in their entirety as much as possible. Like I know people who remove the covering for each juicy segment (or what ever it is called) of an orange. I never do that. Even mangoes I like to eat with the peel.

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  4. If there are guests I cut the apple into wedges and take out the core in a have circle cut like my mother did for me. But for family I just cut off sides until I get to the core similar to you. For myself I don’t even cut. Apple with cheese is a special treat. I don’t eat a lot of apple pie, never even thought of putting anything but apple in it.

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    • I just don’t like eating an uncut apple. The juice gets all around my face and it’s all sticky and yuch.

      On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 8:20 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  5. Apple pie plain, except for the apple, pear, cranberry pie i make for Thanksgiving every year. Because fancy.

    When I cut apples I cut them in wedges like you do, mostly for the kids. For a special snack they get them with peanut butter and honey. Very occasionally I’ll eat apples with cheese, if I’m extra hungry, but mostly I prefer grapes with cheese. If I’m just eating an apple I don’t bother with a knife, that’s what teeth are for.

    My biggest apple quandary was once, in the very early days of my semester abroad in Spain, before I knew the local rules and customs, I ate lunch alone at a cheap restaurant near the university and for dessert they served me an apple. It was delivered whole, on a small plate with a butter knife. I was stumped. First, I’d never been served a whole apple in a restaurant before, I wasn’t sure if picking it up and chomping into would be considered polite. And…what on Earth was I intended to do with the butter knife?

    Later I learned that the Spanish generally peel all their fruit, and in a slightly better restaurant the knife would have been sharp for this purpose.

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    • Thank you for saving me! I would have been equally puzzled. And now if I ever go to Spain, I will know how to eat an apple.

      On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 9:36 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  6. Apple pie with just apples. I quarter my apples and eat them with everything listed (not at the same time) plus salt or Japanese plum salt on a green apple.

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  7. Apples!!! 🙂
    That just reminds me Ariadne Oliver (don’t know who here lives the Agathe Christie- Hercule Poirot stories as much as I do)…
    As for me, it depends the person I want to treat with an apple 😀

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