• Serves 1
  • 6 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients
  • Love


Allows you to slice up the apple for younger kids and will stop the apple turning brown.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice - bottled is okay
  • 1 cup Water


  1. Add the water and lemon juice together in a small jug.
  2. Cut apple into desired sized slices.
  3. Soak the apple into the water/juice mixture for 5 minutes. Remove and pack into bags or containers.

Notes... The lemon juice will stop the apple going brown.
  • I need to do this! My son won’t eat it if its brown


  • ah, very useful, especially with kids who only ever eat a little at a time before deciding they no longer want it.


  • i have heard lemon juice is the trick but didn’t realise soaking with water does it will definitely try


  • Great tip will have to use it for my daughter who loves her apples pre-cut for school.


  • Love this tip!! My kids refuse to eat apples that have even the slightest discolouration.


  • Such a great tip! My son actually showed me this a little while ago.


  • Thank you so much for sharing! This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! :D


  • Does it make the apples taste lemony?


  • Thanks for posting this, my kids will hopefully finish all their apple at school next week now!


  • Thanks for tip. My kids won’t go near brown Apple slices.


  • Yes I always used to soak them in a small bowl of water and lemon juice and it worked really well for packed lunches.


  • Apples are so unappetising when they go brown.


  • stop the brown going


  • I find lemon juice works well in helping to stop the browning.


  • brown is no good for apples


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