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]





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  • 3 apples
  • 3 pears
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup gluten-free granola


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving: Calories: 240 | Carbs: 57 g | Fat: 0 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 4 mg | Sugar: 37 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.