Kitchen Hacks: The Tool You’ll Need To Core You’re Fruit

Ever struggle with the whole “peeling, coring, slicing, dicing” thing?

It’s usually not a problem for me (although, I have to be honest, it’s not my most favourite thing to do…soooo tedious!!).

Especially if I’m making pie or crisp, I find that this way of peeling apples is relatively easy.

But if you need an apple (or pear) half instead of slices, it gets a bit tricky.

Let me just preface this by saying one of my “foodie” pet peeves is finding a piece of that hard core when I’m eating something like apple pie or apple crisp.

Arrggghhh!

So, here is a pretty simple solution…all you need is a melon baller!

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Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the middle with the melon baller (make sure you get right in there so you can get all of that core out).

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Then, take out the bottom and top core pieces like this:

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If you are just going to scarf it back, then go ahead…scarf it back!

If you are using this for a pie or crisp, you can peel it with a veggie peeler (or sharp knife…but if you’re not a pro-peeler, you will take off more flesh than you need)

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The nice thing about using the melon baller is that you have a nice cavity to fill with yogurt or ice cream or whatever your heart desires!

I paired a poached pear with some pumpkin oatmeal and when I served it, I poured some of the poaching liquid in the cavity…so cute, no??

See, now you don’t have to feel bad for spending that whole $2.99 on your melon baller!

Go on, get ballin’…

(wow, did that sound rude, or is it just me?)

 

 

 

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