I prepped a storage tray of apple slices, intending to use them over a complex salad, cutting the ends off several Fujis, peeled them with a small knife, and sliced faceted flakes off the fruit as I rotated it in my hand. The idea was to produce pieces that are easy to pick up with chopsticks, my current favorite implement for eating salad.
There was no lemon in the house, so I used sour cream to dress the fruit to prevent browning. It was good over the salad, but spectacular the next day. The fruit apparently absorbed the acidic component of the cream, leaving it covered with what tasted like a thin coat of whipped cream.
This would make a good old-fashioned dessert served with short bread and chicory coffee.
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