These delicious Grilled Apples are a wonderful way to enjoy this amazing fruit. Crisp, sliced apples topped with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter, all grilled to perfection. Serve with a dollop of ice cream for a drool worthy dessert.
Sometimes the simplest desserts are the best like these apples and fried bananas.
This easy, grilled dessert is so fun to make and tasty to eat. Great for a BBQ, party or camping, you can make one large packet or individual ones.
Grilling these apples makes them tender and juicy. The butter melts into the sugar, cinnamon and coats the slices with a similar taste to apple pie. So good, especially with a little scoop of ice cream.
Apples – I would recommend using a crisp apple variety that will hold it’s shape like Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Gala and Fuji.
Brown sugar – Adds a little extra sweetness. Feel free to substitute white granulated sugar or sugar substitute if that’s what you have on hand.
Cinnamon – This gives that nice apple pie flavor. You could also substitute cinnamon for Apple Pie Spice Blend.
Butter – Gives a nice richness to the apples.
Optional – Ice cream, whipped cream or Cool Whip.
How to make apples on the grill
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- Preheat: Get the grill fired up and preheat to around 375-400 degrees.
- Prepare: Slice the apples and place them on a large piece of foil. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over apples. Place small pieces of butter over the top.
- Seal: Place another piece of foil over the apples, fold and seal up the packet.
- Grill: Place the packet over indirect heat on the grill. Close grill cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes.
- Serve: Carefully remove from grill and poke a hole in the top to release steam. Unfold and serve.
Can you make grilled apples in the oven?
Yes, these apple foil packs can also be cooked in the oven. Make the packet according to directions and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes.
- Try cutting thin slices so that the apples cook through.
- Skin or no skin? This is personal preference. I love the color the apple skin adds but feel free to peel it off before slicing.
- Serve with dinner. These cooked apples don’t have to be just for dessert. Try serving as a side with pork chops or chicken.
- Camping – These are great cooked over an open fire if you are camping or backyard fire pit.
Ideas for apple toppings
These are incredibly good as is but it’s fun to change it up sometimes. Here are a few ideas to dress up your grilled apples.
- Sauce: Add a little caramel or chocolate sauce.
- Nuts: Add your favorite chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds, pecans or peanuts.
- Candy: Try including some candy like pieces of Snickers bar, chopped Heath bar, and even Reece’s Pieces.
- Oats or granola: This gives it an apple pie taste.
- Honey: Drizzle with honey and a little extra cinnamon.
- Cheese: Cheese? I know, sounds interesting but cheese and apples is a yummy combination. Try serving with softened Brie or some shredded sharp cheddar.
More delicious fruit dessert recipes
- Apple dump cake – Apple pie filling with a crunchy cake topping.
- Apple pie filling – Easy to make, homemade pie filling.
- Yum yum pie – Blueberry pie filling layered with cream and crushed graham crackers.
- Cream cheese fruit dip – 3 ingredient dip, perfect for fruit.
- Blueberry buckle – Delicious for dessert or breakfast.
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- 2-3 apples, sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees.
- Place sliced apples on a large sheet of foil. About 12 -inches wide.
- Sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon. Place butter on top of apples and then place another piece of foil on top and wrap up making sure to seal completely.
- Place foil pack on indirect heat on the grill. Close grill lid and cook for about 20 minutes.
- Carefully remove packet from grill. Pierce a hole in the top to allow steam to escape. Unfold and serve.