Hasselback Apples

A healthier dessert alternative option to showcase at Thanksgiving or other holiday meals! Choose firm apples with a sweet & tart flavor such as pink lady or honeycrisp. Get all the flavors of apple pie without a load of calories and fat.

Wow! Sept 15 Hasselback Apples

Ingredients:
2 large firm apples, peeled, cored, & halved vertically
cooking spray
4 Tbsp brown sugar, divided
2 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted & divided
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
2 Tbsp old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups low fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
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 ½ teaspoon cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.
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.
4. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1½ 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.

Yield: 4 servings (1 apple half and 1/3 cup ice cream) 260 calories, 9.2 g total fat, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber, 43 g carbohydrate, 23 mg cholesterol

See more at: http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/08/12/hasselback-apples-recipe/#sthash.CzdVMe0Q.dpuf

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