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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

APPLES — FRESH, RAW, CUT UP

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3-4 days
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 10-12 months
Tips
  • How long do cut apples last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep cut-up apples refrigerated.
  • Apples discolor quickly when cut — to prevent browning, sprinkle the cut apples with a little lemon juice before refrigerating.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cut apples, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in covered container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long do cut apples last in the fridge? Properly stored, cut apples will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cut apples? Yes, to freeze apples: (1) Wash, peel, core and slice apples; (2) Coat apples with a solution made of 1 teaspoon of ascorbic acid for each 6 tablespoons of cold water to prevent darkening; (3) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do cut apples last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cut-up apples that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cut apples are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cut apples: discard any apples that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cut apples.

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