No one likes brown apples. Sure, it’s perfectly natural, but it can kill an appetite. But dig in your pantry. You probably have an ingredient that can banish brown fruit forever.
Brown apples is not an issue for candy apples. The apples never get sliced and never get the chance to turn brown. So why are we telling you about this here in our Candy Apple topic? Because we have some recipes coming up in the days ahead that use sliced apples. One is for Caramel Apple Nachos and one is for Caramel Apple Slices. Haha! I bet you want to see those right now! Hold your horses! They’re coming. First, here are our tips for preventing brown apples.
These tips are for slicing apples ahead of time to have in your fridge when you’re ready for them. Most of the solutions will work to keep apples unbrown once drained and served as well. See the bonus tip at the bottom for that info.
Oh, and FYI, cut apples can stay fresh for up to a week if kept in one of these solutions.
Prevent Brown Apples
1. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into 1 cup of cold water. Keep your apples in the solution until ready to use.
2. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt into 1 quart of water.