How to Store Apples

Follow These Three Easy Steps
No one likes a rotten apple. Follow the few simple tips in this video about selecting and storing the fruit, and your apples will always be as delicious as they are good for you.

What You Need

  • apples, refrigerator
  1. Look for bruises

    First, make sure your <a target="_blank" href="http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/ingredients-guide/apples-00000000... aren’t bruised, which usually means mealy, flavorless flesh underneath.

  2. Check for ripeness

    Flick an apple near its stem: If the sound is hollow, the apple is a bit too ripe. Listen for a dull thud, which means you’ve found perfectly ripe fruit.

  3. Store in the vegetable drawer

    Store apples in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. They’ll last about two to three weeks.

    Now that you have perfectly ripe fruit on hand, try one of our delicious <a target="_blank" href="http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popu... recipes</a>.