With Autumn upon us it’s apple pie season. There are so many ways you can use apples in cooking but the process of preparing them can be tedious if you are handling large quantities. How long does it take to peel, core and slice 50 apples, for example? Wares of Knutsford has a solution in the form of a Deluxe Apple Peeler and Corer.
Deluxe Apple Corer
This easy to use device accomplishes peeling, coring and slicing neatly and fuss free. Hold the apple in place with its traditional clamp and turn the handle to remove the peel. Keep turning and the core is removed and the apple is even sliced for you. The device benefits from a suction base to hold it stable on the worktop while in use. You can also use the Deluxe Apple Corer and Peeler on potatoes. This is the easiest way to deal with large quantities of apples when batch cooking tarts, chutneys or sauces.
Apple tart recipe
- 3 dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tablespoons Demerara sugar
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 300g ready prepared puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons apricot jam
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a baking sheet, then leave in the oven to heat.
Toss the apple slices in the lemon juice to prevent them from browning then mix in the sugar and cinnamon and leave aside.
Roll out your pastry to disc with a diameter of 26cm and a thickness of 4mm. Use a knife to lightly score a 2cm border around the edge of the disc. Lay out the sliced apples in neat decreasing circles within the border. Glaze the pastry border with beaten egg and knock it with a knife a little bit to encourage it to rise. Chill the tart in the fridge for 20 minutes before baking.
Carefully slide the tart onto the prepared, preheated baking sheet and cook for 20-25 minutes, until it is golden brown at the edges. Heat the apricot jam gently in a saucepan and brush it over the tart gently to create a glaze. Serve the tart warm with a dollop of creme fraiche.
Alternative apple corer and peeler devices
If you don’t cook apples in large quantities, you can try more basic peeling and coring devices. Wares of Knutsford can also supply a stainless steel corer with a black nylon handle and a number of simple peelers. If you prefer your apples chunky, there is also a Deluxe Apple Corer and Wedger to cut wedge segments in one swift, smooth motion.