Old-Fashioned Baked Apples Made on The Grill
Baked apples are a classic fall dish and I am as partial to them as dessert as I am having them for breakfast! Try these grilled baked apples first thing in the morning, rewarmed in the microwave, with a dollop of Greek yogurt and maybe a sprinkling of granola. The smokiness from a covered grill truly adds to the fruity flavor. You want to use apples that retain their color and texture; some varieties will turn brown and/or mushy, so stick with recommended apples.
- 4 Pink Lady or Jazz apples
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- Have your grill going at a medium heat. If you have a temperature gauge, aim for a range of 325°F to 375°F. Have rack set at its most indirect position.
- Core apples almost to the bottom. Do not pierce through the bottom or the sides. Trim a ½-inch strip of skin from the top, exposing the flesh.
- Stir together raisins, nuts, sugar and cinnamon and divide into apple cavities.
- Place apples on indirect grill grate, close grill, and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until apple is tender when pierced with a small, sharp knife. Do not over-bake or the apples will burst. Serve immediately as is or with a scoop of ice cream. Apples may also be refrigerated in airtight container, re-warmed in microwave and served for a great breakfast.
- Alternative apples to try would be Cortland or Golden Delicious. The Cortland might bake more quickly and the Goldens work, but you won’t get a pretty pink color.