Sunday, April 15, 2012

How to keep cut apples from browning

I've tried all the suggested ways to keep cut apples from turning brown--from squeezing lemon (orange, lime) juice on them, pouring lemon-lime soda on them, or storing them in a non-clear plastic container immediately after squeezing lemon juice on them.  Nothing worked well, or at least, consistently.  I got this tip from my hubby's cousin who says they use this method at her school. 

How to keep cut apples from turning brown:
I gave it a try, and it worked well for me:
1)   Start with fresh apples.  If your apples are old, it won't turn completely brown, but it will still show a tinge of color.
2)   Soak cut apples in salt water for a 3-5 minutes.  Don't soak too long or apples will taste salty.
3)   Rinse, drain.
4)   Apples will remain a pretty color for hours!
 (Note: I've read that pineapple juice also works, but I haven't tried it.  I'll update my post when I do.)

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