The most time consuming part of making an apple pie is prepping the fruit. The apples need to be cored, peeled and sliced – and when you’re talking about 6 or more apples, that turns into quite a bit of work! This is the reason that tools like fruit wedgers exist, to make it even easier to slice up those apples (or any similar sized fruit) once they are otherwise ready to go. This particular tool, the Dial-a-Slice Fruit Corer and Wedger has an unusual feature to it: you can adjust the size of the slices because there are two sets of blades, so you’re not stuck with one size of fruit slice. It’s funny how a simple change like this can really expand your options and make a tool a little more useful. The Dial-a-Slice cuts either 8 thick wedges or 16 thin ones. Use the thin wedges for cakes, tarts, muffins and other quick cooking desserts. The thicker wedges are better for pies and cobblers, but you can use a mix of thick and thin if you like to have a variety of slightly crisp thick pieces and ultra-tender thin ones in your desserts.