How to Make Japanese Bunny Apple Snacks

  • 01 of 07

    Japanese Apple Rabbits

    Apple, Fuji,
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    These rabbit-shaped apples are called usagi ringo and are often put in kids' bento boxes as a decorative dessert. Here is how to make apple rabbits. Use a sharp knife but be careful when handling it.

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  • 02 of 07

    Cut the Apple Into Wedges

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Cut each apple into 6 or 8 wedges.

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  • 03 of 07

    Core the Apple

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Cut the core out of each apple wedge.

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  • 04 of 07

    Score the Apple Skin

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Carefully score the apple skin with a knife in an inverted V shape.

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  • 05 of 07

    Insert the Knife Under the Apple Skin

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Insert the knife under the apple skin and carefully move the blade to a little over the edge of the inverted V shape.

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    Remove the Triangle of Apple Skin

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Remove the triangle section of apple skin. Soak apple rabbits in salt water for a few minutes to prevent them from browning.

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  • 07 of 07

    Apple Rabbits Are Perfect for Dessert

    Apple Rabbits
    Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Serve apple rabbits for dessert or pack them in bento lunch boxes.