How to Core an Apple

Making apple pie? Need a quick snack? Learn the fastest and simplest way to remove the core.

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You Will Need

  • An apple
  • A paring knife or apple corer
  • A melon baller or spoon (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut the core

    Center the corer over the apple's stem end, pierce the apple, and push the corer all the way through. If you don't have a corer, push a paring knife through the apple and cut around the core.

  2. If you don't need to keep the apple whole, cut the apple in half and remove the core from each half using a melon baller or a spoon.

  3. Step 2

    Remove the core

    Pull out the corer, which will take the apple core with it. If you used a paring knife, remove it and push the core through the bottom of the apple with your fingers.

  4. Step 3

    Clean out remaining core

    Turn the apple over and remove any excess core from the bottom.

  5. The only apple that is native to North America is the crabapple. Most apple varieties originated in Asia.

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