Making apple pie? Need a quick snack? Learn the fastest and simplest way to remove the core.
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.
TIP: 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.
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.
FACT: The only apple that is native to North America is the crabapple. Most apple varieties originated in Asia.