The Kitchen Tool For Easily Coring Apples

Not much beats apple season, when this fruit is at its sweetest and juiciest. There's nothing like sinking your teeth into that first bite and nibbling on the sweet flesh, all the way down to its core. While The Ringer claims there really isn't a core when it comes to the apple, suggesting the idea is nothing more than a social fabrication, you may beg to differ. After all, many dishes like homemade baked apples and Martha Stewart's apple dumplings require the elimination of seeds through coring.

But why do we core this fruit when the Food Beast has demonstrated we can eat it in its entirety and a study has shown it is actually healthy to eat the whole apple, per Today? It's a fair point and some people shun coring their apples because of the core's proven nutritional value. But if you need to get rid of that core in the middle and do not want to go out and buy yet another kitchen gadget, fear not. There is a common tool in your kitchen drawers that will work just as well.

Break out the melon baller

According to MasterClass, when you need to core apples en masse or just a few for dessert-making purposes, you don't need to run to the store and buy a traditional apple corer. Instead, the cooking site recommends using a melon baller. Recipe Tips explains the device looks a little like an ice cream scooper, only smaller. The scoop is inserted into the melon and twisted to create a perfectly aesthetic fruit ball. So, how does this gadget work when it is doing double duty as an apple corer?

MasterClass shares you want to start at the apple's stem and carve a scoop out of this space. Continue doing so until you hit the center or the core where all the seeds are.

If you do not have a melon baller, no need to panic. Daphne Oz shared in a TikTok video that you can also just use a tablespoon to accomplish this task. It too looks like a miniature ice cream scooper with its small, but deep bowl attached to a handle. Oz also reveals her secret trick, which is to "rotate the apple" as she goes to give the inside of the apple uniformity.

So, the next time you need to core an apple, try a melon baller or a tablespoon.