Easy Hasselback Baked Apples

Hasselback Apples are a fun twist on the traditional baked apple. Although they involve a little extra process they’re wonderful to fork or enjoy with some of your favorite ice cream. These ones come with a wonderful oat crumble that adds to that warm apple cinnamon flavor. Check out the video below to see how easy they are to make:

Large firm apples, peeled, cored, and halved vertically. I used Honeycrisp
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. For the apples, I peeled and cored the apples and cut in half vertically. Then I cut little slits along the back of the apple halves about an 1/8 of an inch apart.

3. Next you’ll want to make the topping. In a small bowl combine 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 2 tbsp of melted butter, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Stir together and brush the mixture over the backs of the apples.

4. Grease or spray an oven safe dish large enough for the apples. Place aluminum foil over the top and bake for 20 minutes. Then take the aluminum foil off and bake for another 10 minutes.

5. Next for the crumble combine 3 TBS of brown sugar, 2 TBS of Oats, 2 TBS of melted butter, 1 TS of flour, 1/4 TS of cinnamon and a few pinches of salt. Combine with a spoon or whisk and place mixture over the top of the backs of the apples.

6. Finally pop back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Then switch to broil for 2 minutes. Keep a close eye on the apples in the broil phase as they can singe pretty quickly.

I love topping these warm soft hasselback apples with a little vanilla ice cream. This is one of my favorite fall desserts and will be yours too. Are you excited to give these a try?