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Easiest Way to Grate Apples

By Cook's Illustrated Published September 2017

Here's the best way to grate apples by hand.

When prepping apples for our Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake, we occasionally pulled out the food processor to do the job, but more often we opted to simply use the large holes of a paddle or box grater. When grating, we found it easiest (and least wasteful) to leave the core intact and use it as a handle.

Grip the apple by the top and the bottom of the core and grate it on the large holes of a paddle or box grater. When you reach the core, turn the apple 90 degrees. Repeat until only the core remains.