Try these delightful bitefuls made with sweetened granola cereal in the topping. Is it dessert? Is it breakfast? You decide! Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
55 mins
1 hr 15 mins
4 apple halves


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  • Combine flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a large bowl.

  • Cut 4 tablespoons butter into small cubes. Cut butter into the flour mixture using a fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add granola and toss to form a clumpy streusel.

  • Place 2 skewers or butter knives, a minimum of 1/2-inch thick, parallel to each other on a cutting board. Place an apple half, cut-side down, between the skewers or knife handles.

  • Cut thin slices into the apple half, stopping at the skewers or knives to keep the blade from reaching all the way through the apple. Gently separate the slices, being careful not to break the apple half, and place 2 raisins between each slice. Repeat with remaining apple halves.

  • Place each raisin-stuffed apple half cut-side down in the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle apple juice and white sugar on top. Cover apples with the granola streusel. Scatter remaining butter on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and streusel is browned and toasty, about 55 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use water instead of apple juice.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 45.2g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 45.8mg; sodium 12.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 2 stars
It was a good idea, however the apples split too much and did't hold together. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
It was a good idea, however the apples split too much and did't hold together. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was delicious!!! I made this for breakfast and then added ice cream. ha! I had smaller apples So wasn’t able to get the fan effect because I would have cut all the way through the cored part. Because I was afraid I’d break the apples in half- I wasn’t able to stick the raisins inside so I added them to the topping. Instead of the apple juice I used cranberry lemonade that I had on hand. The streusel is delicious. With ice cream it goes over the top! I’ll make this for dessert. It’s a winner. Read More