How to Core an Apple

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

You will need

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

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.

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.

Step 3 Clean out remaining core Turn the apple over and remove any excess core from the bottom.