How can I keep apples from turning brown when I cut them?

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It is very simple: place cut apples in water to which you have added a squeeze of lemon juice. This acidulated water keeps apples looking fresh.

When I make a pie or crisp, or am about to toss those apple slices with cinnamon, I don’t really care if they turn a little brown—they aren’t going to show-- so I don’t bother.

For more tips, see How to Peel, Core, and Chop Apple video.

Recipe: Apple and Brie Toasts 

 

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