From warm apple pies to gooey caramel apples, there are several ways — and tools — to prepare this crisp, seasonal fruit. For the moments you don't want to simply take a bite and would rather enjoy this fruit in a sweeter form, consider these seven kitchen essentials that make prepping apples easy as pie!
Preparing apples on these reversible Jelli boards  ($13) creates a clean work space and easy clean up — without dulling your knives. The reversible feature lets you reserve one side just for raw fruits and veggies to prevent contamination.
A Kuhn Rikon peeler  ($12) removes apple skins quickly and safely.
Using an apple corer  ($10) will make preparing apples for any recipe easy and efficient.
Basic Knife Set
Having a good set of knives is key for any kitchen and well worth the investment. This Wusthof seven-piece cutlery set  ($562) has both a sharp chef's knife and a paring knife for a clean, crisp cut into your favorite type of apple.
Quickly cut and prepare dozens of apples using this easy grip apple slicer  ($10).
If you're preparing an apple recipe, don't forget the spice! Use this microplane spice grater  ($12) for grating spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that can be sprinkled on apple slices for a quick snack.
After all this preparation, what better reward than a warm, apple pie! This ruffled pie dish  ($45) has a scalloped rim, ideal for baking a deep-dish apple pie with a beautiful crust.