How to Make Apple Rabbits

  • 01 of 07

    Japanese Apple Rabbits

    Apple Rabbits
    Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    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.

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  • 02 of 07

    Cut the Apple Into Wedges

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    How to Make Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Cut each apple into 6 or 8 wedges.

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  • 03 of 07

    Core the Apple

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    How to Make Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Cut the core out of each apple wedge.

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  • 04 of 07

    Score the Apple Skin

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    How to Make Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Carefully score the apple skin with a knife in an inverted V shape.

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  • 05 of 07

    Insert the Knife Under the Apple Skin

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    How to Make Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Insert the knife under the apple skin and carefully move the blade to a little over the edge of the inverted V shape.

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  • 06 of 07

    Remove the Triangle of Apple Skin

    How to Make Apple Rabbits
    How to Make Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Remove the triangle section of apple skin. Soak apple rabbits in salt water for a few minutes to prevent them from browning.

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  • 07 of 07

    Apple Rabbits Are Perfect for Dessert

    Apple Rabbits
    Apple Rabbits. Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka

    Serve apple rabbits for dessert or pack them in bento lunch boxes.