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Hasselback Apples!

With fall rolling in it’s time to bring in the tasty (but healthy) fall recipes! With apples beginning to ripen, this delicious hasselback apple recipe is just what you’ll be craving to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Yields: 4 servings (1 apple half and 1/3 cup ice cream)

  • 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

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.

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