Jamie Vespa
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 25 Mins
Serves: 16 (serving size: 1/2 apple, plus crust and 1/3 cup vanilla ice cream)

We took our all-time favorite Apple Hasselback recipe and created a one-sheet dessert than will please any crowd. This tart is the answer for large groups because it is easy to share and even easier on the eyes. Follow these simple instructions for this make-ahead potluck dessert you can make all year-round.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Starting at the outermost edges, cut most (but not all) of the way through each apple half at 1/8-inch intervals. Place apple halves, cut sides down, in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.

Step 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.

Step 4

Meanwhile, lay out puff pastry on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula, place each cooled apple on the puff pastry, two in a line.

Step 5

Combine remaining 6 tablespoons sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons butter, remaining cinnamon, oats, flour, and salt.

Step 6

Carefully fan open apple halves. Spoon oat mixture evenly over apples. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg on the crust and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes until pasty is golden.

Step 7

Turn broiler to HIGH (leave pan in oven); broil 2 minutes but check to make sure the crust does not burn. Serve with ice cream.

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