Hasselback Apples or Pears


Veggies aren't the only food to get the Hasselback treatment. Slicing, roasting, and topping fruit can give it a totally new delicious flavor.

Hasselback Apples Pears
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
33 mins


  • 2 8 ounce apples or pears, halved lengthwise and cored

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place apples, cut sides down, on a work surface. Arrange wooden skewers or chopsticks lengthwise on opposite sides of each apple half. Cut apple crosswise into 1/4-inch slices, stopping when knife reaches skewers or chopsticks to prevent slicing all the way through.

  2. Place apples in a shallow baking pan and drizzle with melted butter. Cover with foil. Roast 15 minutes; remove foil. Roast, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes more or until tender. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar and serve warm.


Stir 2 tsp. packed brown sugar and 1/4 tsp. apple pie spice into melted butter. Drizzle and roast fruit, covered, 10 minutes; cool. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup regular rolled oats, 2 tsp. all-purpose flour, and 1/4 tsp. apple pie spice. Cut in 1/4 cup butter. Stuff oat mixture between fruit slices. Roast, uncovered, 10 minutes more. Drizzle with any pan drippings and, if desired, top with ice cream. Nutrition analysis per serving: 303 calories, 1 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 18 g total fat (11 g sat. fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 30 g total sugar, 12% Vitamin A, 7% Vitamin C, 144 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 4% iron


In a small bowl microwave 3 Tbsp. honey and 1 fresh thyme sprig 30 seconds. Let stand 5 minutes; remove thyme. After roasting fruit, stuff thinly sliced Brie between fruit slice. Roast, uncovered, 2 minutes. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chopped walnuts and/or sea salt flakes.Nutrition analysis per serving: 241 calories, 6 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 14 g total fat (9 g sat. fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 23 g total sugar, 8% Vitamin A, 8% Vitamin C, 371 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 2% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Vitamin C 4.2mg 21%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 99mg 2%
Folate, total 2.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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