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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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Score the Apple Skin
Carefully score the apple skin with a knife in an inverted V shape.Continue to 5 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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Apple Rabbits Are Perfect for Dessert
Serve apple rabbits for dessert or pack them in bento lunch boxes. You can pair these with peanut butter or another dip if choice if you'd like.