Hasselback Apples

Hasselback Apples

Wow! Sept 15 Hasselback Apples


2 large firm apples, peeled, cored, and halved vertically Cooking Spray 4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups low-fat vanilla ice cream

How to Make It

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2
Starting at the outermost edges, cut most (but not all) of the way through each apple half at 1/8-inch intervals. Place apple halves, cut sides down, in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.

Step 3
Cover pan with foil; bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Remove foil. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove pan from oven; cool 10 minutes.

Step 4
Combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, remaining ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, oats, flour, and salt. Carefully fan open apple halves. Spoon oat mixture evenly over apples. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Turn broiler to high (leave pan in oven); broil 2 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

Make Ahead Tip: Cook apples in advance, but hold off on step 4. Cool and refrigerate baked apples until ready to serve; then top with streusel and bake as directed.