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How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

Last post Oct 25, 2014 1:44 PM by OWENSSHERRYO . 14 replies.


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  • How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

    I'm taking a caramel dip to a gathering this week.  I will be slicing apples to go with it?  I  know that apples slices that have lemon on them will keep from turning brown.  How much lemon do you use and is it fresh or constituted? 

    Caramel Apple Dip  Recipe

    1 - 8 oz. block cream cheese, 3/4 cup brown sugar.  Soften cream cheese and mix in 3/4 cup of brown sugar.  Add 1 tspn. vanilla.  Serve with apples, grapes, bananas.  This is good.

     

     

     

      

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    I was at a meeting last week and the person who brought apples tossed the apples with a little orange juice.  Much preferred over the tart lemon juice.

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  • Re: How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

    I found this in a Paula Deen magazine some time ago and it worked like a charm.  I put them in a zip lock bag and poured sprite over the slices.  When I was ready for them several hours later, I just drained them well and blotted with a paper towel.  Looked like they were freshly sliced.  I think any lemon/lime soda or ginger ale will work.

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    Thank you.  Those are great suggestions.

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     The Sprite or 7-Up works better than anything else I've ever tried.

    chefly

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    chefly

     The Sprite or 7-Up works better than anything else I've ever tried.

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    Dog  I have never heard of this & hopefully will remember this tip the next time I need to use it.  Thanks so much for posting this.

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  • Re: How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

     Soaking the slices in Sprite is the best!  I slice the apple while making breakfast and leave it to soak until it is time to take the kids to school (20 minutes), drain and bag.  On the rare occasion that they do not eat all of their apples they are just barely brown after school.

     

    The caramel dip sounds very good! 

     

     

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    I sprinkle Fruit Fresh over mine. 

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  • Re: How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

    I use Lemon juice or Fruit Fresh.

     

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  • Re: How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

    Hi there,

    I always sliced my apples and then drizzled lemon juice over all the apple slices. I would say about 1- 2 teaspoons depending upon the amount of apples.

    PatsyCooks

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    What a great idea! I will try this great tip!!

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    I have to second that what the others said,about   7 up. When I was over there in 2006-7 I saw it done, when I came back to Australia I was able to try it with a bottle of 7up and it was great "It really works"

    Bren

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    I'm taking a caramel dip to a gathering this week.  I will be slicing apples to go with it?  I  know that apples slices that have lemon on them will keep from turning brown.  How much lemon do you use and is it fresh or constituted? 

    Caramel Apple Dip  Recipe

    1 - 8 oz. block cream cheese, 3/4 cup brown sugar.  Soften cream cheese and mix in 3/4 cup of brown sugar.  Add 1 tspn. vanilla.  Serve with apples, grapes, bananas.  This is good.

     

    The best method I have found for keeping apples or pears from turning brown for a fruit tray is to slice them into a bowl of salted water for a few minutes.  Doesn't take much - maybe 1/2 tsp to a quart of water, let them sit for about 3 to 5 minutes and then drain.  They will stay fresh for hours and you cannot taste the salt, either.  We have used this method for years.

     

      

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  • Re: How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

    Forgive me but Sprite is nothing but sugar and Chemicals why would you add that to fresh fruit? Or any kind of soda (including so called all natural ginger ale)

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  • Re: How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

    I soaked mine in apple juice for about 30 min. Worked great and didnt change the flavor. You can use anything with vitamin c in it or you can crush up a vitamin c pill in 1/2 gal of water and soak.

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