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Keeping Cut Up Apples From Browning (No lemon juice required)

on September 12, 2014

I’ve tried this several times and I have been really happy with the results.  It’s really nice to be able to prepare a healthy fruit for lunches ahead of time.

You will need:

The amount of apples that you need for the week

A large bowl

Chewable Vitamin C tablets

A Ziploc bag

A spoon or something to smash the pills with

What you need

What you need


Put a couple of the chewable vitamin C tablets in the Ziploc bag.  With the back of a spoon, smash them into a fine powder.

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Fill the large bowl about halfway with cold tap water.  Poor in and stir the vitamin C powder.

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Vitamin C Water


As you can see, the powder will not completely dissolve, that’s ok.  The water should have an orange tint to it.

Cut up the apples you will need for the week into whatever size you want.  Put them in the vitamin C filled, cold water.  Soak for approximately 10 minutes.

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I also push them down in the water and hold them for a second or two to make sure they are completely covered.

You can strain them or set them on a paper towel to drain the excess water.

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Just after the bath

Put them in whatever air tight container you want and store them in the fridge.  They should stay crisp for at least 7 days.

Ready for the fridge!

Ready for the fridge!

They do get very slightly brown, however, nothing like they normally would.  They stay very crisp.

24 hours/day 1

24 hours/day 1

Day 2

Day 2


Day 6

Day 6

I won’t bore you and keep posting.  You get the idea.  I will say that I’ve only done this with apples that are crisp.  I’ve never tried a softer apple such as a Red Delicious.  I like anything that you can prepare ahead, so this is one I use on a regular basis.

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