Learn how to store apples, both whole and sliced, for ultimate freshness—with no browning!
– Apples: You can use any type of apple your family enjoys! – Salt – Lukewarm water
Thinly slice apples or cut into thin matchstick pieces for toddlers to ensure they are easy to chew and not a choking hazard.
Add the water and salt to a bowl and stir until the salt is dissolved. Add the apple slices, stir, and let sit for 5 minutes.
After the apples have sat for 5 minutes, drain in a colander and rinse quickly with cold water.
Pat dry and store in airtight containers in the fridge for 3-5 days. I like to use glass jars but you can use whatever works best!
The texture of the fruit stays the same, there’s no salt taste, and they don’t brown. Win!
Slice or dice your apples as desired. (Cut them in the shape that will work for the recipe you plan to use them in.)
Add to a freezer bag in one layer. Remove as much air as possible and seal. Freeze for up to 12 months. Add directly to recipes still frozen.
Store whole apples in a cool dry place such as the fridge or the basement. If storing in a basement or another cool, dry area, you can wrap each apple in paper to extend the freshness.
Pack in a lunch or keep sliced apples on hand as a meal prep option to save time throughout the week.
Another great way to store apples is by making shelf stable applesauce! Click below to see the recipe!