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How to Get Apples in Minecraft

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You’ll be able to get Apples pretty easily in Minecraft if you’re around trees. These healthy red fruits can restore 2 Hunger Icons when eaten as well as be used for making Golden Apples. You can also find them in Chests.

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    Every Way to Get Apples in Minecraft

    A couple of apples as items floating near the ground. They are red and beneath the leaves of a tree.

    The easiest and most common way to get Apples is by breaking the Leaf blocks of Oak and Dark Oak trees. However, breaking the Leaf blocks of other kinds of trees will not drop Apples. You can break the Leaf blocks of the proper trees in any way to get their fruit.

    Additionally, if you break the Leaf blocks with a tool enchanted with Fortune, the odds of them dropping an Apple increases, albeit only slightly. Each Leaf block of an Oak or Dark Oak tree has a 0.5% chance to drop an Apple.

    Where to Find Apples as Chest Loot

    You can also potentially find Apples as loot in the Chests of certain structures. It’s possible for you to find 1 or more Apples in the Chests of Igloos and Strongholds (Altar Chest and Storeroom Chests). Furthermore, there’s also a chance for you to find Apples in the Weaponsmith’s Chests of all Villages as well as any Chest in the house of a Plains biome Village.

    Trading With Villagers for Apples

    While exploring a Village, you can trade with Apprentice-level Farmer Villagers for Apples. They will give 4 to you for 1 Emerald, although they don’t always have this trade option. In the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, they have a 50% chance to possess this trade. However, in the Java Edition, they have a 66% chance.

    What You Can Use Apples For

    Besides eating them, you can use Apples to make Golden Apples. The recipe for doing so is to place 1 Apple on the centermost slot of a Crafting Table and then surround it with 8 Gold Ingots. This expensive crafting recipe will give you 1 Golden Apple. You can eat a Golden Apple for great healing effects, however, you can also use it on Zombie Villagers (along with a Potion of Weakness) to cure them. Furthermore, you can feed them to Horses to get them to enter love mode for breeding.