Carved Apple Carving
- Two Fuji apples
- Carving knife
- Pointed knife
- With the tip of the carving knife, lay out five pointed petals with curved sides around the stem of the apple. This will be carved into leaves. Remove the flesh from under the outer edges of the leaves.
- With the tip of the carving knife, cut a groove down the center of each leaf to represent the midrib, cut grooves extending from the midrib to represent veins, and then notch the edges of each leaf.
- Carve the flower on the side of the apple. Begin by making a circular cut with the tip of the carving knife and then removing the flesh from around the circle. Round off the center, and then take slices to form three petals overlapping each other.
- Lay out five pointed petals with curved sides radiating from the flower, remove a little flesh from around the edges, and then carve these into the same way as the leaves around the stem.
- Peel the areas that are not carved and then soak the apple in a dilute solution of salt and water to prevent the apple’s darkening.