If you’ve never tried Hasselback Baked Apples, then you truly don’t know what you’re missing! This recipe is a sure WINNER in your household and with it’s warm and light texture, it’ll be a definite recipe that you’ll want to try over and over again.
When I first came across Hasselback Baked Apples, I wondered, why the name?
What makes it a Hasselback? Haha.
However, I realized that the name derives from the technique used to make this dessert so GOOD.
Literally, you’ll slice the apple with multiple cuts, BUT you never truly cut all the way down to the end of the apple. Therefore, once it bakes (and all that goodness that you’ve topped it with seeps it), it will “Fan-Out” and look a lot bigger than in it’s original state. Pretty cool, right?
Anyway, I’ve included the recipe below and I must say, after trying this on Sunday for dessert, I’m surely ready to make it again. Haha!
HASSELBACK BAKED APPLES RECIPE
2 large apples peeled, cored and cut in half vertically
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons brown sugar
**For the Topping:
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped into tiny pieces
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400°F and coat a small baking dish with extra virgin olive oil.
- Slice apple halves across continuously in ⅛-inch slices, but do not cut all the way through. Place into baking pan.
- Stir together 2 tablespoons melted butter, 4 teaspoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Brush each apple with mixture.
- Cover apples with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven and cool.
- As apples are cooling, stir together ingredients for walnut filling. Use fingers to gently fan the slices of apples open and spoon in walnut filling.
- Place back into oven and bake 10 minutes.