Hasselback Apples with Granola Streusel
Try these delightful bitefuls made with sweetened granola cereal in the topping. Is it dessert? Is it breakfast? You decide! Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 6tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1tablespoon brown sugar
- ⅛teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided
- 1cup granola cereal
- 2Fuji apples - peeled, cored, and halved lengthwise
- 2tablespoons raisins, or more to taste
- 2tablespoons apple juice
- 2teaspoons white sugar
Step 1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish.
Step 2Combine flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
Step 3Cut 4 tablespoons butter into small cubes. Cut butter into the flour mixture using a fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add granola and toss to form a clumpy streusel.
Step 4Place 2 skewers or butter knives, a minimum of 1/2-inch thick, parallel to each other on a cutting board. Place an apple half, cut-side down, between the skewers or knife handles.
Step 5Cut thin slices into the apple half, stopping at the skewers or knives to keep the blade from reaching all the way through the apple. Gently separate the slices, being careful not to break the apple half, and place 2 raisins between each slice. Repeat with remaining apple halves.
Step 6Place each raisin-stuffed apple half cut-side down in the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle apple juice and white sugar on top. Cover apples with the granola streusel. Scatter remaining butter on top.
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and streusel is browned and toasty, about 55 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.