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Hasselback Apple Crisp from the 2012 DietsInReview Holiday Card

We are off today celebrating the Christmas holiday with our families and friends. If you’re stopping by DietsInReview today, we want to say welcome and thank you! Each of the millions of people who visit us each month have made our fifth year an exciting one, not to mention a successful one. We appreciate you and hope you’ll drop by often in 2013, too!

While we’re kicking up our feet and enjoying a little downtime, we wanted to share our 2012 holiday card with you! It’s not just any card with well wishes for the season and new year, it comes with a pretty fantastic treat that we dreamed up. Flip the card over (or in this case, keep reading) and you’ll find one of our most unique recipe creations ever … the Hasselback Apple Crisp!

We figured the potato couldn’t be having all the fun with this trendy slicing method and applied it to our favorite fall fruit – the apple. Use any apple you like, we prefer Honeycrisp and Granny Smith.

You’ll wash the apples, peel them, core them, and then get ready to slice them to perfection. Make careful, thin slices through the apples but don’t cut them all the way through.

Then, you’ll make the “crisp” topping, for which we use light brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon. Toss this together so that it’s well combined. Use a small amount of butter to rub between each of the slices of apple and then cover with the topping, being sure to work some down between the slices.

The only thing left to do is bake! Not only is this a treat once you serve it, but it will make your entire house smell delightful! These apples make a beautiful presentation that will get plenty of oohs! and ahhs! And they are deserved, for as simple as this recipe is it does require a little attention to prepare.

One apple serves two, for miniature, personalized desserts that go very (very!) well with a small scoop of vanilla Greek yogurt or ice cream.

To you and yours, we wish you a very happy, healthy, and delicious new year!

See more DietsInReview.com original recipes in our Baker’s Dozen eCookbook with 13 Healthier Breakfast and Brunch Recipes.

photos by Dana Shultz; card design by Amy Fuller

December 25th, 2012

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