How to Keep Apple Slices from Turning Brown

My little lady L-O-V-E-S her apples, however, they must be cut into slices. She is not high maintenance at all! I found a great idea to keep the apple from turning brown and yucky when we pack our lunch for day trips to the museum.


:: Apple
:: Knife
:: Thick Rubberbands (I used ones from some asparagus)


{Step 1} Cut the apple as you like it. If you want to your apple corer, be sure not to cut all the way down.

{Step 2} Then, wrap the rubber bands across the apple over all of the cut lines.  You may need an extra set of hands to help make sure all the cut lines are covered well.

{Step 3} Be sure to put your apple in a ziploc bag for extra protection from air.

Project Cost

This project is practically free.  Be sure to keep the rubber bands that you get with your veggies in the produce department.  Typically, you can find the best ones on broccoli or asparagus because they are thick and work well with this project.

by Savings Lifestyle: Emily on May 15, 2012


  • Linda - May 15, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    When I cut apples into wedges to pack in lunchboxes, I toss the cut apples with a little bit of cinnamon. The cinnamon sweetens the apple and disguises any browning!

  • Brian - May 17, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Put apple slices in a tupperware container with a small can of pineapple juice (Dole – 6 oz.) and they will not brown ever after 3 or 4 days. They taste better too!

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