Checkered Apple

This is how I carved the checkered apple.

Step 1

Cut your apple into quarter or any bite size that you prefer. Core them too. In a bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt into cold water. For my case, I’d prefer to used ice-cubes as I like my apple really chilled. Place apple into salt water.

Step 2

Using a carving or any knife that you are most comfortable with, lightly cut criss-cross line on the apple’s skin.

Step 3

This is the most tedious part. Skin the apple’s skin using the knife’s tip. Working alternately around the apple to form a chess board.

Step 4

Once you have finished, return the apple to the salt water. Start working on the next piece by repeating step 1 to step 4.

Some curious readers is worried that the apple might turn brown. To kill the curiosity, I did an experiment by leaving the apple in a bento box outside room temperature for 24 hours. Want to know the result? Experimented them yourself 😉

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  1. day-dreamer said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    Waa I’d faint at Step 3! LOL~

    And I’m sure if I were to do it, it won’t look nice at all. Hehe.

  2. HL said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    Actualy once you did the step 2, step 3 is not so difficult as thought. I tried it and it’s so interesting. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  3. Kyels said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 2:00 am

    You really have the patience to do all these!


  4. sila said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 2:26 am

    haiyo… so much work. so rajin! for me, to just peel the apple oso so lazy, how to do checkered apple?? 😉

  5. siechoo said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 8:15 am

    Thank you for sharing for tips on how to make the checkered apple …. good idea! I am sure that Misha (my daughter) will love it 🙂

  6. kamkuey said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    Dem a lot of time lar you. Woahahaha…

    Anyways.. a tip I got from aunties… rub salt on the exposed portion. Or dip into salt water.

  7. jazzmint said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

    ah…great tutorial but i’m just pure lazy LOL

  8. allthingspurple said,

    August 5, 2008 @ 12:39 am

    the apples are so pretty !!! But so much work leh !!! Dont think I have time in the morning, but maybe weekend.

    Saw this somewhere before, the sausage too. Lunchinabox site,maybe? Love your fried sausages. I have only done the sausage circle thingy with a thin and fat sausage but not eggs. Eggs sure looks pretty.

    glad to see your bandwidth is back.

  9. iamyuanwu said,

    August 6, 2008 @ 1:19 am

    That’s a heck lot of work for an apple that is going to turn into mush once it goes into the stomach.

    The apples won’t turn brown… the salt water turns off the enzyme responsible for the browning effect. XD

  10. sue said,

    August 8, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

    Banyak kerja oo… ah well, as long as the kids like it huh 😛

  11. Grace said,

    August 12, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    Did it and will not do it again..i guess. Very troublesome!! 🙁 But thanks for the tutorial!

  12. Von said,

    November 27, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    Never heard of checkered apples until I read this….
    you blog is so interesting! Will definitely try this one day- won’t the salt water make the apples taste salty though?

  13. norman said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    my son love apples but he don’t want to eat apple because once he reach school the apple turn to brown. so thanks for for the tips.

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