Monday, June 1, 2009

Tutorial: Checkered Apples

Ah yes, the checkered apple. Kidlet loves them and so they are a prominent feature in many a bento in our house. I get a lot of requests asking how to make them so Kidlet helped me make this little tutorial. They are really very easy!

Start with a slice of apple. Score vertical lines on the apple with a sharp knife. I like to use a serrated steak knife personally.



Next score lines horizontally on the apple skin with your knife.


Use the tip of your knife to pop out alternating squares of the skin. Don't dig too deep or you'll lose delicious apple!




And enjoy! If you're not eating them right away be sure to rub a little lemon juice on them to prevent browning!



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14 comments:

  1. Finally someone did a tutorial!! I remember when I first started doing bento, I looked everywhere for a checkered apples tutorial and could never find one. So I am sure this will help a lot of people. Great tutorial bentomama!^_^d

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  2. Thank you for the tutorial! I needed that!

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  3. Aw, Kidlet is the cutest kid I've ever saw'd! :) Look like he's growing up so fast!

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  4. Your site is amazing! Ive always wanted to try my hand at making bento lunch for my son. I love your tutorials!If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

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  5. Just found the checkered apple tutorial...I'm going to give it a try!

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  9. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.. I did it!! My version is in the url with my name.. not bad for a first try! I soaked the apple in some gingerale to keep it from turning brown. What is your favorite method to keep them from turning brown?

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  10. Oh yay!!! This is going to help my next one look less horrid!!! I am going to try the serrated knife next time! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. Oh yay!!! This is going to help my next one look less horrid!!! I am going to try the serrated knife next time! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  12. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I found it a while ago, and should have thanked you then. I LOVE putting checkerboard apples in my lunch. I tend to soak min in a bit of gingerale or sprite to avoid browning. SO EASY! Thanks for helping me add some fun to my lunches!

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  13. Nice tricks...
    simple threat with a fancy result.....

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  14. Nice tricks...
    simple threat with a fancy result.....

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