Twin Springs Fruit Farm

Cooking Light’s “Hasselback” Goldrush* Baked Apples

Cooking Light's "Hasselback" Goldrush* Baked Apples
  • • 2 large TSFF Goldrush* apples, cored, and halved vertically
  • • Cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 2½ tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups low-fat** vanilla ice cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Starting at the outermost edges, cut most (but not all) of the way through each apple half at ⅛-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 ½ teaspoon cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.
  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.
  4. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1½ 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.
*FYI Cooking Light calls for peeling the apples; you decide.
**Hmmm? I've yet to purchase low fat anything, but then you can tell that by looking at me. You decide.