Desserts

Grilled Apple Crisp


Posted: June 6

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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It seems like you can make every kind of meal on the grill: burgers, chicken, pork chops, steaks, and hot dogs, with toasted buns for each. Your barbeque is sure to be a success! But wait, what about dessert? Surely that needs some kind of oven or stove-top? Not at all! Grilled Apple Crisp uses a cast-iron skillet and foil so you can cook up a wonderful summertime dessert without cooling down the grill. The results are a bubbling, sweet sensation filled with tender, cinnamon-infused apples and topped with a crunchy brown sugar crust. Grilled Apple Crisp is the perfect finishing touch for your cookout. Make sure you have plenty of ice cream on hand!


Ingredients

For the apples:
6-8 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
For the topping:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into cubes
vanilla ice cream, optional, for serving

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the grill to 300-350 degrees F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, toss together the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Let the apples sit undisturbed for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Pour the apples into a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Cover the skillet with foil.

Step 4

Grill the skillet until the apples are tender and the juices are bubbling, for about 40 minutes. Check the apples halfway through.

Step 5

About 20 minutes into grilling time, mix the flour and brown sugar.

Step 6

Add the butter and work with your hands or with a pastry blender until it resembles crumbs.

Step 7

Once the apples are tender and the juices are bubbling, spoon the topping mixture over the apples.

Step 8

Cook uncovered until the topping is lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. You may want to increase the grill temperature to 350-375 degrees F.

Step 9

Transfer the skillet from the grill and allow it to cool.

Step 10

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


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