How to Keep Apples Fresh Longer with Lime (or Lemon) Juice

I love apples!

They are one of my favorite snacks, but I hate that they turn brown almost as soon as you bite it or slice it.

So, I did some research on how to keep apple slices fresh longer. I found a few tips online about using  things like pineapple juice, 7up or Sprite. None of which sounded tasty or healthy. (Not a big fan of pineapple.)

Then I asked a friend, and she said that I should use lime or lemon juice.

I immediately loved the idea, it sounded pretty good. Maybe I’m just craving something sour?

Who knows…

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Here’s what I did:

Soak the apple slices in ice water for 3 to 5 minutes, then in lime  (or lemon) juice.

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Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge until ready to use.

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Would you believe that these apples have been sitting out in room temperature for almost 5 hours?

Amazing huh?

They still look wonderful and with only a few darker spots.

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You can pre-package these and take as an on-the-go snack or pack it in your preschooler’s lunch!! :)

This is delicious and easy to make!

Now, if I can just find a way to prolong banana slices……

How about you? Do you have any tips to prolong fruit slices?

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  1. Anne says

    I always use cream of tartar in my water. About 1/2 -1 tsp in small bowl of water, then put in apple slices and let sit for a few minutes. It works just as well as the lemon or lime juice but adds no extra ‘taste’. Just another idea!

    • says

      I just have to try your tip! I’m okay with an occasional lemony tasting apple slices, but sometimes I just want my apples to taste like an apple. :)

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild says

    Thank you for linking up your wonderful fresh-apple tip in our Recipes linky party at the Fine Craft Guild.

  3. Miz Helen says

    Hi Rosa,
    This is great information. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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