Apple Bunny | Just One

Apple Bunny (Apple Rabbit)

Course: Bento, How to, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bento, food art
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Apple Bunnies
Author: Nami
Apple bunnies or apple rabbits are apple slices with its peel cut to resemble cute rabbit ears.  Adapt the shape of ears and size of apples according to the size of your bento box.  These cute little bunnies will definitely brighten your bento!


  • 1 apple
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp kosher/sea salt (use half for table salt) (0.5% salt water for 1 apple)


  1. Cut an apple into eight wedges and remove the core.
    Apple Bunny 1
  2. Score a shallow V-shape incision in the apple skin, just enough depth so skin can be removed.
    Apple Bunny 2
  3. Run the knife just under the apple peel (as if you peel apple skin normally), stopping at the base of the v-shape. The excess part will come off. If not, score a v-shape incision again until the excess part comes off.
    Apple Bunny 3
  4. To prevent browning, immediately soak in salt water for 10 seconds, or till you finish preparing apple bunnies (you do not need to soak for a long time).
    Apple Bunny 4
  5. Adapt the shape of ears and size of apples according to your bento box.
    Apple Bunny

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.