|Whole Peeled Apples
Drop the coring slicing blade to peel whole apples then cut whole peeled apples to any
thickness you like for recipes.
Use an apple corer to core whole peeled apples for baking.
Cut a peeled apple in half or quarters and core with a melon baller or pear corer.
Cut a peeled apple into thick wedges for stewed apples, apple kuchen, etc.
Tip: Adjust the peeler blade just deep enough to peel without skipping
patches of skin. Try a 1/8 inch clearance between peeling blade and housing.
The tension on the peeling arm is very tight on a new machine. Ease the tension by letting
your thumb ride lightly on the peeling blade thumb screw for the first few turns on each
Important Tip: When you replace the coring/slicing blade,
always center the triangular piece holding the 3-pronged fork inside the circular coring
blade before tightening the wing nut.
Peeled Pie Slices.
Cut one diameter through a peeled spiral to get perfect slices for pies, tarts, crisps,
Continue cutting to make uniform dice for apple cakes, relishes, etc.
CORING TIP: Imagine a long cylinder running from the
circular peeling blade up over the 3-prong fork and shaft. Center the blossom end of
the apple inside this imaginary cylinder as you push the stem end over the 3-prong
fork. The peeling blade will ride the outside surface compensating for
lopsided fruit so it's the core you want to center, not the whole apple.
Slices With Skin.
Lock the peeling blade out of the way to slice and core without peeling.
Cut the spiral once or twice for snack
Continue slicing for uniform dice for apple salads, stuffing, etc.
For colorful applesauce, cut the spiral twice, cook slices with a little water or cider,
then run through a food mill.
FINAL TIP: The peeler does
not work with overripe, soft apples. By January, the machine is effective only with
extra-firm, good keepers like Fuji or Gold Rush. During the harvest season, use your
machine to prepare fresh, firm apples for applesauce, or for dehydrating, freezing or
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