Hasselback Apples with Granola Streusel

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.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  2. Step 2

    Combine flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Cut 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.
  4. Step 4

    Place 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.
  5. Step 5

    Cut 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.
  6. Step 6

    Place 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.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and streusel is browned and toasty, about 55 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.