These Baked Hasselback Apples open like a fan and the sweet streusel melts in between each slice for one tasty dessert. Topped with ice cream and caramel. A must the whole family LOVES!
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Baked Hasselback Apples

I'll show you step by step how to make these Baked Hasselback Apples. They open like a fan and the sweet streusel melts in between each slice for one tasty dessert. Topped with ice cream and caramel! Adapted from Cooking Light. Recipe video included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 2 mins
Total Time1 hr 17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: apple dessert, baked apple recipe, hasselback
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples peeled, cored, and halved vertically (See Note 1)
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar divided
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter melted and divided
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon divided
  • 3 tbsp old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 4 tbsp caramel sauce optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place the apple with the flat cut side down and using chop sticks or wooden spoons, place one on either side of the apple. Starting at the outermost edges, cut 1/8” thick slices, cutting down to the chop stick or wooden spoon.
  • Place apple halves, cut sides down, in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. (See Note 2) Combine 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush mixture evenly over each apple.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes. Remove foil. and continue baking for another 10 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, oats, flour, and salt.
  • Carefully fan open the apple halve slices and carefully spoon streusel evenly over apples. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn broiler to high (leave pan in oven) and broil apples 2 minutes. Serve with ice cream and optional caramel sauce.


  1. Firm apples are needed. Surprisingly Granny Smith apples did not hold up well. Firm apples like the Honeycrisp or Pink Lady work perfectly.
  2. I have used a cast iron pan, an enameled casserole dish, a glass Pryex dish and baking stones.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.8g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 26.8mg | Sodium: 145.3mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 26.7g