Anyway, the issue with sliced apples is that they turn brown. Yick. I am guilty of eating with my eyes first...I don't like brown fruit.
Recently, I did a little test. I've heard that giving your apples a quick rinse in lemon water slows the discoloration. So, I gave it a whirl. Here's how it went, using the scientific method, obviously.
Ask a question: How do I keep my fruit from turning brown?
Construct a hypothesis: If I put sliced apples and pears into lemon water, it will slow down the discoloration.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine juice of one lemon with 2 cups of water.
- Slice apples and pears, and place in lemon water.
- Dry off fruit.
- Place fruit on platter.
- Bring platter to bookclub.
- Continue to monitor browning while discussing "In the Neighborhood."
Analyze results: The pears still turned brown pretty quickly, but the apples stayed white for quite a while.
Draw a conclusion: Soaking fruit in lemon water slows down browning of apples, but not really pears. But even once it's brown, the fruit is still delicious.