These grilled apples are almost an apple pie, but without the dough.
Baked apples are not only a crowd pleaser, they’re also very affordable and easy to make. Is it possible to make them any better? You betcha…grilled apples!
That great apple and cinnamon flavor is enhanced with grilled apples. A hot fire not only caramelizes the surface of the apple, thus sealing in all that juicy apple goodness, it also adds another layer of flavor…that of smoke.
Combine all that flavor with a dollop of ice cream, whipped cream or even a drizzle of caramel syrup and you’ll have an easy, but damn tasty dessert that required very little effort.
Grilled apples can be prepared as you’re pulling your burgers or steaks from the grill and will be ready by the time you’re done eating. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
- 4 large baking apples
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Vegetable oil
- melted butter or cooking spray
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
- In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and blend well.
- Cut apples in half and core out the middle with a teaspoon.
- Brush the flat side of the apple with oil or butter.
- Prepare a medium fire (300°F / 150°C) for 2-zone grilling.
- Grill face side of apples directly over fire for about 5 minutes or until apples are slightly charred and grill marks are prevalent.
- Turn apples over and move to the cooler side of the grill.
- Brush again with oil and liberally sprinkle with the spice mix.
- Cover grill and allow to cook for 20-45 minutes or until a toothpick slides in easily.
- Apply another brushing of oil or butter followed by more spice. Drop about a tablespoon of the spice into the cored out area.
- Remove from grill and allow to cool until just slightly warm.
- Serve in a small bowl and top with ice cream, whipped cream or any other topping you desire.