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Japanese Apple Rabbits
There are many cute ways to dress up your children's sandwiches and snacks for their lunch. Whether it be a smile they'll never see in their pb&j, a flower-shaped ham and cheese sandwich, or an octopus hotdog, your options are limitless. Thus, that's where these cute rabbit-shaped apples come into play. Maybe your child will be more likely to eat this juicy fruit if it looks cute!
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.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
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Cut the Apple Into Wedges
Cut each apple into 6 or 8 wedges. Feel free to use a handy apple wedger for this if you have one on hand.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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Core the Apple
Cut the core out of each apple wedge. If you used an apple wedger you can skip this step.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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Insert the Knife Under the Apple Skin
Insert the knife under the apple skin and carefully move the blade to a little over the edge of the inverted V shape.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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Remove the Triangle of Apple Skin
Remove the triangle section of apple skin. Soak apple rabbits in saltwater for a few minutes to prevent them from browning.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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