Deliciously Simple Apple Slice Recipe (2024)

ByChristie Burnett

Inside: A deliciously simple Apple Slice Recipe that makes the perfect morning or afternoon tea treat.

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Simple Apple Slice Recipe

I love that one of our local supermarkets has started selling ‘The Odd Bunch’ fruit and vegetables – the ugly, not-quite-perfect specimens that would usually be binned, and I picked up a big bag of cheap apples when I was grocery shopping last week. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these apples, they just look a little less than perfect – a lot like me!

So an abundance of apples seemed a good excuse to try a new apple recipe and this Apple Slice the perfect candidate. It is deliciously simple to make and simply delicious to eat. In fact, it is so simple and delicious that it is an amazing recipe for cooking with kids.

Younger children will need careful supervision to prepare the apples, or alternatively, you can pre-prepare them before beginning the cooking experience. The remainder of the recipe is simple enough for your child to take charge with just a little support from you.

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Simple Apple Slice Recipe

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A deliciously simple Apple Slice Recipe that makes the perfect morning or afternoon tea treat.

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time35 minutes

Additional Time5 minutes

Total Time55 minutes


  • 4 medium green apples
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 125gm butter - melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


    1. Peel, core and cut the apples into 1cm pieces.
    2. Combine apples, sugar and flour in a large mixing bowl.
    3. Add butter and egg and stir until well combined.
    4. Press into a lined slice tray.
    5. Combine extra sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over slice.
    6. Bake 180˚C for 35-40 minutes.
    7. Allow to cool in tray before removing and slicing.


  • This slice is delicious warm.
  • Serve with a little warmed custard for a delicious dessert.

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Christie Burnett

Christie Burnett is a teacher, presenter, writer and the mother of two. She created Childhood 101 as a place for teachers and parents to access engaging, high quality learning ideas.

  1. I have a surplus of pears at the moment. Do you think this would be nice with pear? Maybe apple and pear!

    1. I think that would be delicious, Jane

  2. Yum! Sounds delicious! I love anything with apple and cinnamon!

    1. It’s a winning combination 🙂

  3. what is a “sllice pan” ? a lot of recipes I am seeing lately are metric / European and is there a method to quickly adjust these to “American” terms ?

  4. We made an Apple slice last week! So yummy! It was great in the lunch box too. Lou x

  5. Yum! I love the odd bunch fruit and veg too! Always grab a bag of the avocados! Anything baked with apple in it is a huge favourite here so i’ll have to give this a go. Looks good!

    1. you wrote this comment on my birthday!! 🙂 🙂

  6. How long do you think the apple slice would keep?

    1. a couple weeks ruth. 🙂

  7. We have just taken all the APPLES off a “Ballerina” apple tree. I am using all “Not so perfect” ones for cakes and this will be a great new recipe.

  8. I made this cake this morning, i must say i’m a sucker fir anything apple and cinnamon and easy to boot. It looks and smells divine, cant wait to have a piece with my evening cuppa.

  9. Oh and by the way do you think it will freeze well?

  10. I made this today and the whole family loved it! I love the yummy taste and it’s such an easy recipe to made.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is a great recipe and the second time I have made it. I froze a piece to see how it thawed and it was lovely. As fresh and moist as the day I made it.

  12. just in the oven now

  13. Hi could you use brown sugar instead of raw?

  14. I love simple recipes and this tasted great with our bumper crop of fuji apples! Since our apples were very sweet, I tried leaving out the sugar and it was a nice buttery result. Thanks for sharing this really easy and delicious recipe!

  15. Hi
    I have made this twice, so quick, simple and tasty.
    I made it for afternoon tea for Mum and a few of her friends, served with a little cream and a cup of tea. Was perfect.
    Everyone wanted the recipe.
    Second time I made it I forgot to peel the apples ?. It still all got eaten with compliments.
    Will be a regular recipe especially when our apple trees are ripe.
    Thanks for posting

  16. can u use tinned apples do you think love

  17. Mine is in the oven right now. I used Granny Smith apples and a little more sugar as they were very tart. Cant wait to try it.

  18. What size is a “slice tray” pls? I have tins 11″ X 7″ (X about 1.5″ deep) which are generally the size used for what are called “tray bakes” in the UK…wd that be about right, pls? …or I have deeper 7.5″ square tins…or a 13″ X 9″ X 1.5″ tin…or roasting tins which are bigger still…guidance wd be much appreciated!

  19. What time of apples can I use?

  20. Turned out brilliant delicious

  21. Would it freeze well?

  22. hi there! how many does this recipe serve?

  23. Great taste I uses half brown and half white still came out great the top even better with the con and brown and white sugar

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Deliciously Simple Apple Slice Recipe (2024)


What does milk do to apple slices? ›

The milk and water covered apple slices will brown as these liquids don't have any acidity to prevent the process of oxidation. You can take the apple slice experiment one step further with your students. Eventually, the apple slice, with the lemon juice, will fully absorb the lemon juice and start to brown.

How to make thin apple slices? ›

To thinly slice an apple, remove the stem and cut in half from stem top to bottom. Then, take one half and cut slices as thinly as you can. A sharp knife is helpful for this job, and you can also cut the apple half in half again to have less fruit to work with.

What does vinegar do to apple slices? ›

Lemon juice, Vinegar, clear soda will all prevent food from turning brown quickly. These liquids are acidic, so they will lower the pH of the food surface. Olive oil, will also prevent food from browning, but is less effective than the acids. Water and salt water will also slow the browning of foods.

What does lemon juice do to apple slices? ›

The longer the enzyme is exposed, the browner each slice will become. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which is a natural anti-oxidant. Therefore, when you apply lemon juice to apple slices, it helps to prevent the oxidation process.

What liquid preserves apples best? ›

Use cold 40 percent syrup (3¼ cups sugar to 5 cups water). To prevent browning, add ½ teaspoon (1,500 milligrams) of ascorbic acid to each quart of syrup. Slice apples directly into syrup in container starting with ½ cup of syrup in a pint container. Press fruit down in container and add enough syrup to cover.

Why does milk stop apples from browning? ›

... 54 It is observed that milk protein coatings are able to counteract oxidative degradation of cut fruits and vegetables through polyphenol oxidase inhibition.

Why does vinegar stop apples from browning? ›

Lemon juice and vinegar are quite acidic, and work by altering the pH of the solution. Salt can break up protein structure, which is what enzymes are made of. Sugar solutions can coat the surface of fruits, and prevent oxygen from getting to the surface.

How many apples does it take to make 6 cups of thinly sliced apples? ›

If the recipe calls for 6 cups of sliced apples, you'll likely need about 8 medium-sized apples, or about 2 pounds of medium-sized apples.

How much lemon juice to put on apple slices? ›

If you have fresh lemons laying around, then you might prefer this quick and easy method. Just squeeze a half lemon over your apple slices and let the high acidity from the lemon juice do the work! The apple will eventually brown quicker than using salt water or honey water, but it can work when in a pinch.

What does Mcdonald's do to their apples? ›

Packaged apples found at McDonalds or in your local produce section are usually treated with a solution of calcium ascorbate (a blend of calcium and vitamin C) or citric acid (found in citrus fruit) to maintain freshness and color. Both are very safe to use on fruit that will be consumed.

Can I freeze apples? ›

Sweeter apples such as Fujis or Galas are more likely to hold their flavor than tart varieties, but any apple will do fine in the freezer for six to nine months. Perhaps more important to keep in mind, though, is that freezing an apple does alter the texture, leaving the flesh spongier than that of a fresh apple.

Does lemon juice or sugar water preserve apple slices better? ›

My experiment has proved that it is better to preserve apples with the use of lemon juice rather than a sugar-substance.

What do you soak apple slices in? ›

Here's the short version: The best way to prevent browning is to soak the cut fruit in a saltwater solution (half a teaspoon of kosher salt per cup of water) for 10 minutes, then drain and store until ready to use. The mild salt flavor can be rinsed off with tap water before serving.

How long to soak apple slices in salt water? ›

Mix 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt into 1 cup of cool water until dissolved. Add your sliced apples and soak for about 10 minutes. Drain the apples and store in an airtight container for up to a week. If you're packing the apples in a lunch box right away, give them a rinse under cool water.

How do you keep apple slices from turning brown with Sprite? ›

Just soak cut apples in lemon-lime soda, like 7-Up or Sprite, for about 10 minutes. Drain them and they're ready to use. Since the flavor is neutral, the fruit needs no additional rinsing. Apples soaked in the lemon-lime soda will look good for a couple days.

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