A Great Kitchen Gadget, the Apple Peeler and Corer

Updated on March 18, 2016
An apple peeler, corer and slicer is a great all in one kitchen gadget.
An apple peeler, corer and slicer is a great all in one kitchen gadget. | Source

Modern life is pretty busy for most of us and even for those of us who love cooking, it isn't always possible to spend as much time in the kitchen as we would like. Thankfully, there are a lot of great time-saving kitchen gadgets out there that help to cut down on some of the prep work and allow us to still make those tasty treats quickly and easily.

One of my favourite gadgets in the kitchen is an apple corer, peeler and slicer. I have to admit that when I was first given it as a gift, I imagined that it would go into the back of a cupboard and stay there, unused. Turns out I was wrong and I use this nifty little gadget at least once a week. It's great for getting the family to eat more fruit. There's something about pre-sliced apple that they just can't resist. I also use it to make desserts and have shared a recipe for a very quick and easy apple pastry below.

Place the apple on the prongs and turn the handle so that the apple moves against the blade.
Place the apple on the prongs and turn the handle so that the apple moves against the blade. | Source
You will end up with lovely fresh slices of apple.
You will end up with lovely fresh slices of apple. | Source

How Does The Apple Corer - Peeler - Slicer Work?

It really could not be simpler. The product had to be assembled when I took it out of the box, but there were clear instructions and diagrams to follow - really, all that was involved was attaching the handle!

To use the corer, you attach it to a solid surface such as your kitchen table or a worktop and use the suction base to hold it in place - some apple corers have clamps to fit to the edge of the table. You draw back the main part of the gadget - the part that looks like a big screw - and push the apple onto the prongs to hold it in place. Take care when doing this. I slipped once and cut myself! Then you turn the handle at the end of the rotating screw, moving the apple towards the curved blade which is at the side of the corer. Turn the handle quickly as the apple grazes against the sharpened blade and the peel will fall away. At the same time, the apple is being sliced. When you remove the slices of apple, the core remains behind. The whole thing could not be simpler. To clean up, you simply remove the core and wipe over the apple peeler with a damp cloth.

Ingredients

  • 3 large apples
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, ready made to save time
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, cut into little cubes
  • 1 tbsp butter, cut into little cubes
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cold water
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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 C / 390 F. Grease a muffin pan and set aside.
  2. Peel, slice and core 3 large apples. This really is so much quicker using the peeler, corer and slicer gadget.
  3. Roll out your puff pastry to approximately 13 x 8 inches. I tend to buy a ready rolled puff pastry as it cuts down considerably on the time it takes to make this recipe. The plastic wrap that it comes in also helps with rolling up the pastry.
  4. Place a row of apples along the length of the pastry sheet. Arrange them about 1 inch from the edge of the pastry. Now, lay out another row of apple slices, cut in half this time.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and cinnamon and then place the tiny cubes of butter at even intervals along the apples.
  6. Roll the pastry along its length, as tightly as possible. Seal with egg wash and then brush the top with egg wash (an egg beaten with a little water)
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut into slices, discarding the end pieces. Now, place into the cups of your muffin pan and pop into the oven for 20 -25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Remove the pastries from the oven and leave in the pan for 5 minutes to cool. Whilst they are sitting in the pan, make a glaze.
  9. Whisk together 1/2 cup of icing sugar and 1 tbsp of cold water until you have a thick but still runny icing.
  10. Once 5 minutes has elapsed, carefully remove the buns from the muffin pan and place on a wire rack. While they are still warm, drizzle the glaze over the top.
  11. They can be served warm or allowed to cool

Useful gadget?

4.5 stars from 4 ratings of Apple Corer

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