Hasselback Baked Apples

If you are trying to cut down on calories then give these super yummy baked apples a try! Simple and easy to make, this twist on the apple crumble is unbelievably good. Choose firm apples with sweet-tart flavour, such as Pink Lady or Honeycrisp, otherwise they may fall apart!



  • 2 large firm apples, peeled, 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 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 1/8 – inch intervals.
  3. Place apple halves, cut sides down, in an 8-inch square glass or
    ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  4. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.
  5. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  6. Remove pan from oven; cool 10 minutes.
  7. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1½ tablespoons butter, remaining ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, oats, flour, and salt.
  8. Carefully fan open apple halves. Spoon oat mixture evenly over apples.
  9. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve with ice cream.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 apple half and a scoop of ice cream) – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 260; Fat: 9g; Protein: 3g; Carbohydrate: 43g; Fibre: 3g