How to Use a Spiralizer as an Apple Slicer

Guess what kitchen gadget is a secret apple slicer?

I have this OXO Good Grips spiralizer, which I love and use to make all sorts of spiralized vegetables. You can churn out more than zoodles, sweet patoodles and potato chips, though. Your super-handy kitchen gadget can help make baking prep quick and easy.

Why not use a spiralizer to cut your apples into paper-thin slices, perfect for a French apple tart or this wonderfully dense apple pie? Here’s how to make them in mere seconds (and with minimal mess).

How to Use a Spiralizer as an Apple Slicer

You’re about to see that spiralizers make quick work of slicing apples super thin! This process works best with a firm-fleshed apple variety, like Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Rome or Jonagold. Some of these heirloom apples would work great, too.

  1. Start by washing and peeling each apple
  2. Center it on your spiralizer
  3. Make sure you have the “ribbon blade” attached (it’s the one that looks almost flat, as opposed to shredder-like)
  4. Crank out wide, flat ribbons of apple

Test Kitchen tip: You’ll likely end up with a couple of super-long curly ribbons of apple. You can use a kitchen shears to separate them into discs, and you’re all ready to bake!

If you use your super-thin apple slices in a pie (here are a whole lot of apple pie recipes for you to choose from) or an apple tart or other sweet dessert, no one will be the wiser if you don’t cut up your ribbons. On the other hand, if you’re using your apple slices as a garnish, or if you’re using them to make dried apple chips, then you might want to turn those ribbons into rounds.

Here’s a quick trick to keep your apple slices from turning brown before you get a chance to use them in a recipe!

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Lauren Cahn is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared regularly in The Huffington Post as well as a variety of other publications since 2008 on such topics as life and style, popular culture, law, religion, health, fitness, yoga, entertaining and entertainment. She is also a writer of crime fiction; her first full-length manuscript, The Trust Game, was short-listed for the 2017 CLUE Award for emerging talent in the genre of suspense fiction.