Grilled Apples are an easy and healthy dessert that you can make in about fifteen minutes. Quicker than baked apples and great with a scoop of ice cream.
It may not be apple season but we’re all using our grills and apples are so good cooked on the grill. Everyone loves baked apples when it’s cold outside and you don’t mind heating up your kitchen, but no one wants to have their oven on for an hour when it’s 97º outside. Grilled apples have all the flavor of a baked apple but are so much easier and you get the added flavor of the grill that you can’t achieve when they’re baked in the oven. Plus it only took about 15 minutes.
What prompted me to make something with apples is that Stemilt sent me a box of them. I’ve talked about how much I love their apples in the past and used them to make amazing apple pancakes. I had the opportunity to meet them when I went to the BlogHer conference in Chicago last year and was so impressed with their passion for apples, pears and cherries that I was thrilled when they asked if they could send me apples periodically to experiment with. I can find them in our grocery every once in a while and they are always so much fresher than other brands. I recently tried some of their cherries and they may have been the sweetest cherries I’ve ever had.
How do you grill apples
I’ve never tried grilling apples, but I like Grilled Peaches so much that I wanted to give it a try. I just brushed them with some butter and placed them face down on the grill so that they could get some flavor and grill marks. Then I turned them over and let them bake until they were soft. Sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar and topped with ice cream, they were the perfect ending to our cook out. If using a tart apple like HoneyCrisp, you might want to drizzle some honey over the top or use a bit more brown sugar. I used four different types of apples and all worked beautifully on the grill. I think you have to go with the apples that you like the most, Fuji for me. Some may take longer to cook than others but all baked up soft and I didn’t have to heat up the kitchen. This is perfect if you want a great dessert without any effort.
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- 2 apples cored and halved
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Heat grill to medium-low.
- Brush both sides of apple halves with melted butter. Place cut side down on grill and cook for about 5 minutes depending on the type of apple, or until apples have grill marks and are just starting to soften.
- Turn over so the grill marks are facing up and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Cook until apple softens, about 10 minutes.
- Remove and serve with ice cream.