Hasselback Apples – a fun twist on apple crumble, that will be sure to impress. Definitely a fun way to enjoy apples this year!
I can’t believe that apple season is here. It is still so hot out, I am having a hard time thinking that fall is right around the corner. Although it is getting much cooler at night here, the days are still in the 80’s. But it is only a matter of time! What is your favorite way to enjoy apples. I love caramel apple pie bars, apple crisp, apple bars, and pretty much any other way I can have them. My family isn’t a huge fan though, so I don’t often get them.
I saw this recipe for Hasselback apples in my Cooking Light magazine the day it arrived, and bookmarked it immediately. I was super excited to make them. Then a few days later I started seeing their video for them on Facebook. So it fast forwarded my need to make them. I just couldn’t scroll through my newsfeed anymore, and not try them!! These baked apples look super impressive, but are actually really easy to make. Imagine hasselback potatoes, but in dessert form with ice cream on top. Yep, that good!
I have never tried traditional baked apples, for some reason they just don’t excite me. But these hasselback apples sure do. Just cut them in half, remove the core and seeds. I placed it cut side down on my cutting board, and put 2 dowels on either side of my apple. You could use the handle of a butter knife, or anything about that thickness. It just makes cutting them, and not cutting thru, super easy and fast! Then you bake, top with the crumble mixture, and you are done. Instead of cheesy goodness with hasselback potatoes, you get cinnamon struesel and creamy vanilla ice cream with these apples. Trust me, a definite way to impress anyone this fall!
- 2 large apples , cut in half vertically, and cored
- Cooking spray
- 4 Tbls brown sugar , divided
- 21/2 Tbls butter , melted and divided
- 3/4 tspground cinnamon , divided
- 2 Tbls old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tsp flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside
- Starting at the outside edge of the apple make thin slices, cutting most of the way, but not all of the way through the apple
- Please apples, core side down in the prepare baking dish.
- In a small bowl combine 1 Tbls sugar, 1 Tbls butter and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Brush evenly over the apples. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until apples are tender.
- Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile combine remaining 3 Tbls sugar 1 1/2 Tbls butter, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, oats, flour, and salt. Carefully fan open the apples, and top with oat mixture.
- Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Turn broiler to high, and bake for 2 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and serve warm topped with ice cream.
Recipe from Cooking Light
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