how to keep cut apples from turning brown

How to Keep Cut Apples from Turning Brown

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


A simple way to keep apple slices from turning brown in your lunchbox!



  • 45 apples, cored and sliced
  • 4 C cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


1.  Dissolve the salt into the cold water and stir well.  Add the apples and immerse them in the solution. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then drain away the water.  Do not rinse them. Package your apples into individual or one large airtight container then store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


You can do this on a smaller scale with just one apple as well, just reduce the water and salt in half.