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BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 26
Theme of Week 5: Fruit based Desserts
Dish: Hasselback Apples

I am going to end this month long Cooking Carnival with a delicious Hasselback Apples recipe. I posted recipes with summer fruit all this week, but I’m going to end it with a dessert that uses quintessential fall fruit, Apple.

This dish is the dessert version of hasselback potatoes. Thin slits are made in the apple and then baked with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Once the apple is a partially cooked, the slits are fanned out and spread with a oat crumble topping and then baked till golden on top.

It is important to use apples that are crispy and don’t disintegrate after baking. Honeycrisp or Pink Lady are preferred while Fuji and Grannysmith might fall apart. So picky the appropriate apple variety. This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine.

Serve the baked apples warm with some vanilla ice cream on top. It tastes absolutely amazing. Leftovers, if any, can be put in the refrigerator and then microwave until warm just before serving.

As I said this is the last post for our month long Cooking Carnival. Hope you enjoyed the series. I’m going to post the recap in couple of days.

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Hasselback Apples Yum
Hasselback Apples: Thin slits are made in the apple and then baked with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Once the apple is a partially cooked, the slits are fanned out and spread with a oat crumble topping and then baked till golden on top.
Hasselback Apples
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 Apples Large Firm (like Pink Lady or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored and halved vertically
  • 4 tbsps Brown Sugar , divided use
  • 21/2 tbsps Butter , melted and divided
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon Ground , divided
  • 2 tbsps Oats Rolled
  • 1 tsp All purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Vanilla Ice Cream As needed , for serving
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 2 Apples Large Firm (like Pink Lady or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored and halved vertically
  • 4 tbsps Brown Sugar , divided use
  • 21/2 tbsps Butter , melted and divided
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon Ground , divided
  • 2 tbsps Oats Rolled
  • 1 tsp All purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Vanilla Ice Cream As needed , for serving
Hasselback Apples
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Starting at the outer edge of the apple, cut it almost all the way through each apple at 1/8" intervals.
  3. Place the apple halves, cut sides down, in an 8" baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  4. Combine 1tbsp sugar, 1tbsp melted butter and 1/2tsp ground cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.
  5. Cover pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until the apples are tender. Remove pan from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Combine remaining 3tbsp sugar, remaining 11/2tbsp melted butter, remaining 1/4tsp ground cinnamon, oats, flour and salt.
  7. Gently fan the apples to open them. Spoon oat mixture evenly over the apples.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler to high and broil for 2 minutes. Serve with ice cream.
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13 thoughts on “Hasselback Apples”

  1. Lovely dessert..should try it ..have loads of apples in stock right now and wondering how to finish them..perfect way to end the series.

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