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I love making Grilled Apples because they can be served as a side dish or topped with ice cream for a delicious dessert. Prepare all year long for a delicious recipe.

Sliced Grilled Apples on a plate topped with a scoop of ice cream and cinnamon
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We make many grilling recipes in the summer. These Grilled Apples are great to serve with Grilled Pork Kabobs or enjoy after making Grilled Chicken Kabobs. We like to grill them directly on the grill grates for the best grill and amazing taste. You can even learn How to Cook Bratwurst for another easy meat to cook.

If you have made our Grilled Peaches, Grilled Tomatoes or Grilled Watermelon then you love these grilled apples.

Why We Love This Recipe

Grilled apples have a soft texture. Topping with the brown sugar mixture gives it the perfect amount of sweetness. Combining the sweetness with the smoky flavor makes it a side that we make often.

This is my go-to dessert to make because it is light, healthy and full of delicious flavor.

Ingredients

Apples, lemon juice, water, olive oil, butter, honey, cinnamon brown sugar
  • Apples – Use a firm apple
  • Lemon Juice – You can use bottle lemon juice, but we prefer fresh lemon juice.
  • Olive Oil – Use oil of your choice
  • Butter – We used unsalted butter
  • Honey – Perfect hint of sweetness
  • Ground Cinnamon – Substitute with pumpkin spice, nutmeg or apple pie spice
  • Brown Sugar – Learn to Make Homemade Brown Sugar

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How to Make Grilled Apples

  • Step 1 – Preheat a grill over medium heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 2 – Core the apples and slice them into approximately 1/4-½ inch thick slices (rings). 
Apple corer with slices of apples on a cutting board
  • Step 3 – Stir together the water and lemon juice in a large bowl.  Add the apple rings and let them soak to prevent browning. 
Slice apples in a bowl of water
  • Step 4 – Remove the apples from the water and pat them dry with paper towels. 
  • Step 5 – Rub the oil on the grill grates to prevent the apples from sticking to the grill. 
  • Step 6 – Place the apple slices directly on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes until they start to brown.  Turn the apples and cook them for 4-5 minutes on the other side as well. 
Slice apples with grill marks on grill grates
  • Step 7 – While the apples are cooking, place the butter, honey, ground cinnamon and brown sugar in a microwave safe small bowl.  
Honey and cinnamon in a bowl with a bowl of brown sugar and butter in a bowl
  • Step 8 – Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined.  
  • Step 9 – Brush this mixture onto the apple slices while still on the grill.  Flip them and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Rub the opposite side of the apples with the mixture and cook for 1-2 more minutes. 
Slice apples on grill grates topped with brown sugar sauce
  • Step 10 – Remove from heat.  Serve warm and enjoy! 

Expert Tips

  • Preparing Apples – Don’t skip soaking the apples in the water and lemon juice mixture as this prevents the apples from browning. 
  • Apples – We recommend using apples that are not bruised and that are firm.
Grilled apples sliced stacked on a platter

Serving Suggestions

These apples are delicious served as is or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Add toppings of your choice for a delicious dessert.

  • Maple Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Coconut
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Granola
  • Raisins

Grilled Cinnamon Apples are delicious served with Grilled BBQ Pork Chops for a complete meal idea.

Grilled Apple slices stacked

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Grill Apples Cut in Half or Slices?

Yes, you can make this recipe if you do not have a apple corer. You can cut the apples in half, into wedges or rounds. Cooking time will vary depending on how you cut them. When they apples begin to soften then you know they are ready to be removed from the grill.

What is the Best Apple to Grill?

We recommend to use honey crisp, gala, fuji, pink lady or granny smith. We think this recipe works best when using a firm apple.

Storing and Reheating Instructions

  • Storing – Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy them within about 3-4 days.
  • Reheating – Reheat the leftovers in a baking dish, covered with foil in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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Grilled Apples

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I love making Grilled Apples because they can be served as a side dish or topped with ice cream for a delicious dessert. Prepare all year long for a delicious recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 160

Ingredients

  • 3 Apples
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
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Instructions

  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Core the apples and slice them into approximately 1/4-½ inch thick slices (rings).
  • Stir together the water and lemon juice in a large bowl.  Add the apple rings and let them soak to prevent browning.
  • Remove the apples from the water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Rub the oil on the grill grates to prevent the apples from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the apple slices directly on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes until they start to brown.  Turn the apples and cook them for 4-5 minutes on the other side as well.
  • While the apples are cooking, place the butter, honey, ground cinnamon and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined.
  • Rub this mixture onto the apple slices while still on the grill.  Flip them and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Rub the opposite side of the apples with the mixture and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Don’t skip soaking the apples in the water and lemon juice mixture as this prevents the apples from browning. 
These apples are delicious served as is or topped with ice cream.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 160kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 0.4g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 36mg, Potassium 126mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 167IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 18mg, Iron 0.2mg

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  1. Casey says:

    5 stars
    Tender, smoky and made the best side dish!