Shiny pink and green Apples with hearts cut into the skin and swapped - standing side by side on a grey green backdrop
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Easy Heart Apples

Serve up these cute and easy heart apples for a fun healthy Valentines Snack. Also perfect for popping in a lunch box and for healthy party food that kids will love!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Lunch, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine: Valentines Day, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 apples
Author: Grace Hall


  • 1 red or pink apple
  • 1 green apple
  • lemon juice optional


  • Wash and shine the apples.
  • Push a heart shaped mini cutter into the side of one of the apples, making it sure that every part of the cutter cuts the skin. Carefully remove the cutter, leaving the skin in place.
  • Run the tip of a small sharp knife under the heart shaped piece of apple skin and carefully remove in one piece.
  • Brush the cut surface of the apple with lemon juice to prevent browning, then brush back of the heart shaped piece of apple skin as well and place to one side.
  • Repeat with the second apple.
  • Place the green heart onto the pink apple, and pink heart onto the green apple, over the heart shaped holes left from removing the skin. You may need to shave a little of the apple flesh from the back of the heart or the cut side of the apple to make it fit snugly. Make sure you brush with lemon juice again if you make any extra cuts.
  • Serve immediately as a fun Valentine's Day snack, pack in a lunch box or pop into the fruit bowl for a cute Valentine's surprise!


Notes: Depending on the type of apple, you may not need to brush with lemon juice if serving immediately, but it will help prevent browning if they will be packed in a lunch box or left out on a party table for a while.  If your children dislike the lemon taste, you can use orange juice instead.