Hasselback Fall Fruit Platter with baked apples and pears with homemade maple granola. A perfect seasonal autumn fruit pickable platter. If you’re not familiar with the culinary term “Hasselback”, it means to thinly slice a vegetable or fruit about 75% of the way to keep its full form but also expose thin slices of its interior. It’s a culinary technique most commonly used for preparing potatoes but also can be used for other vegetables and fruit.
Autumn Apple and Pear Hasselback Fruit Platter [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 3 apples
- 3 pears
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup gluten-free granola
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Cut apples in pears in half and “Hasselback” by creating thin slices on fruit halves. Be careful not to slice all the way through, cut about 60% of the way through (fruit will soften when baking as well so don’t cut too close to all the way through).
- Place apples and pear halves in a baking dish or cast-iron skillet, top with maple syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar, and cover with aluminum foil. Bake until soft throughout, about 20 minutes.
- After fruit is done baking, place on platter or wax paper and top with granola and more maple syrup, if desired. Enjoy!
Ideas for Serving: - Leftovers will be a great addition to an oatmeal or yogurt bowl, and can even be added to smoothies for a fun fall flavor! - Do you know what would take this platter next level? A scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Seriously, just do it. - Leftovers & Storage: Fruit can be stored for up to five days in refrigerator and reheated when ready to serve.