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How to Store Apples (Keep Sliced Apples Fresh)

Learn how to prep apple slices for the fridge or freezer to keep them fresh and handy for snacks (without the slices turning brown), smoothies, and baking.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 47kcal


To Store Sliced Apples

  • 2 apples
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

To Freeze Apples

  • 2 apples


To Store Sliced Apples

  • 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.
  • Drain in a colander and rinse quickly with cold water.
  • Pat dry and store in airtight containers in the fridge for 3-5 days.

To Freeze Sliced Apples

  • 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.


Thinly slice apples or cut into thin matchstick pieces for toddlers to ensure they are easy to chew and not a choking hazard.
Use any type of apple your family enjoys.
Pack in a lunch or keep on hand as a meal prep option to save time throughout the week.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg