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.
JeffFebruary 23, 2010
I prefer to use fruit wedgers for slicing an apple Im going to eat raw or by itself. But they do work very well for pies etc. When cutting apples by hand it tends to be wasteful – and if you have a recipe that calls for “3 lbs of apples, cored” who knows what you end up with…
Sweets at Vicky'sFebruary 24, 2010
I totally agree. It takes waaay more time slicing those apples for apple pie than it is to actually make it! 🙂 Handy!
JanetFebruary 24, 2010
Love the idea, I’ve often thought my apple corer/slicer made slices that are just a bit too big…what’s the point if you have to get a knife out and slice your slices? 🙂 Thanks for the info!
RosmarinaFebruary 26, 2010
I love this little object – I saw one of them in a bar named “La mela di Newton” (“Newton’s apple”) where they cut apples with this gadget and then they offer you the slices as appetizer. And now…… I want it! It could become indispensable making apple pies or apple cakes. I just read that, averagely, left-handers people live 9 years less than right-handers, because we have a lot of accidents handling objects created for right-handers. Maybe this could help, isnt’ it? 😛