Monday, June 21, 2010

How to cut a Love Apple

I hope that you all had a Happy Father's day. I'm happy to have my Father as a guest artist on my blog again today. I thought that it was fitting; AND it also has to do with apples. I do love apples. This "craft" is how to cut a love apple. A love apple is a special apple that is cut so that the two halves fit together like puzzle pieces. The love apple is meant to be shared with someone you love. My Father made these for my sister and I to share when we were little girls. I mangled several hundred apples trying to figure this out as a child. It does take practice to get it right.1. First you will need an apple and a sharp knife. 2. Cut straight down from the top of the apple. 3. Stop when you are about half way though the apple. Turn the apple 90 degrees and cut from the bottom up halfway through the apple.4. Then cut straight through the side of the apple. Stop when you are about half way through.
5. Here's the trick, you cut right at the corner of one of the cuts you made on the bottom, push the knife in about half way in (to the middle of the apple). Turn the knife as you turn the apple from the cut you just made to connect to the first cut you made from the top down on step #2. Count one more line over and then repeat that last step, connecting the bottom cut to the top cut on the opposite side. Use the photos, it will help
6. If it was cut right the apple should come apart with a slight tugging.
This is what is looks like when you are done. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. Share an apple with someone you love and Have Fun!


  1. OMGoodness....How interesting!!
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  2. So cute!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Take Care.

  3. Hi... How fun is that... What a great memory of a fun Dad:-)
    Yes the flowers bundles in the tea stay upright pretty well, The glass teapot actually comes with a glass strainer that fits inside to steep the flower in... but it spoils the pretty effect:-)
    Have a Great Day:-)

  4. Thank-you for stopping by my froggy tea party today! I'm glad I gave you a chuckle. I love this apple puzzle and can already foresee that I will be attempting this with every apple I eat for the next little while till I perfect the technique. My brother is an apple grower, so I can't wait to show it to his two little girls (once I've mastered it!) :)

  5. I am so glad you came by my blog! So glad. I have been lookng through yr past posts and there are some simple and truely wonderful ideas love the bunny face cloth! as well as some others so I will be back! glad you l,iked the skull I can see how ths will come in hand for your wonderful blog. So glad we crafters share

    Love Dawn xx

  6. Wow Im going to have to try this.....:)

    The picture on my blog about the Winter Spiral where taken at the local Steiner School Kindy room.
    The verse was a song that the children sing. I don't know who wrote it.

    If you go on my blog roll and go to MamaMoomTime (I think you will enjoy her blog)
    go back to June 8th she has a good explanation
    about the Winter Spiral Festival. She explains the meaning of the festival much better than I can do here...:)and she got a beautiful blog..;)
    I hope that helps.

    I do love this festival.