verb

[with object]
  • Remove the tough central part and seeds from (a fruit)

    ‘peel and core the pears’
    • ‘All the breakfasts are served with a healthy arrangement of fresh fruit - bananas, melon, and to top it all off, a baked, cored half apple with a little dollop of cream.’
    • ‘The pears are peeled and cored - remove from the base with a melon baller, but keep the stalks on, as they will look pretty.’
    • ‘Jim noted that inventor Boyle must have had trouble with his morning grapefruit, since in addition to this corer, he patented three other grapefruit coring devices in the next nine years.’
    • ‘For apple pie flavor without the fat-filled crust, stuff cored apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and granola (a sneaky bit of fiber), then cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.’
    • ‘Try this Austrian remedy for mental fatigue: Chop a washed, cored apple into small pieces.’
    • ‘Before I left for Costa Rica, I bought a Del Monte Gold, skinned its prickly bark, cored its hard center, and ate it with my fingers.’
    • ‘Votives and tea lights can be popped into old teacups, apples can be cored to hold a taper candle, or you can just set pillars and votives on top of an old wall mirror or picture frame used as a tray!’
    • ‘Glancing up and setting the fourth cored apple aside, Lydia said, ‘Stuffed apples.’’
    • ‘In some areas, the apples were cored and sliced into rings, which were dried by stringing the slices on a pole.’
    • ‘You'll find this pineapple corer in many cookware stores; it comes with one or three coring units, each geared to specific fruit sizes.’
    • ‘Arrange some delicious apples that have been cored, peeled and sliced over the top of the butter sugar mixture and cook over med heat for 15 mins or until a syrup forms.’
    • ‘For speed, use the peeled, cored fresh pineapples from the produce section.’
    • ‘In a blender, mix one tbsp of honey with one peeled and cored apple.’
    • ‘You'll need a 2-pound pineapple or 1 1/4-pound peeled, cored pineapple.’