Saturday, May 23, 2009

Smoked Apples

Back in early May we smoked a turkey breast for dinner & Matt decided he was going to try smoking apples for dessert. It ended up being a tasty quick dessert for a barbecue so I thought I'd share it with you for this long summer kick-off weekend.
Smoked Apples
The flavor & texture were a lot liked a baked apple but there wasn't much smoky flavor. I think once we have a real smoker we'll try this again to see if that increases. Still, it was a great dessert & perfect for a hot day when you don't want to turn on the dinner.

Smoked Apples
(These directions are for a gas grill. I'm sure you could get a similar result with a charcoal grill or smoker.)

2 apples, cored

Put a few dabs of butter & some cinnamon in the hole of each apple left by coring.

Heat half of your grill & place a smoker box with wet wood chips over the flame. You want the grill to be at low heat, about 300 F. Once the wood chips have started to smoke place the apple in the grill on the side with no flame, indirect heat. Close the cover & let smoke for about 30 minutes or until soft.

Serves 2 - 3


vanillasugarblog said...

that does sound really good. smart idea.

Christina Kim said...

So creative! Who would have thought to smoke fruit?

Alicia Foodycat said...

That's a really interesting idea! Apple desserts are just so good.

MrOrph said...

An excellent idea. I haven't been able to smoke much this year yet. We have been getting rain every weekend. But, when I do get to smoking a butt, I'll be sure to throw some apples on there.

I like this.

Leslie said...

I love love love baked apple and I am sure I would love them smoked as well!

Finla said...

I hav eneve rhad smoked apples, but i would lov eto have that bowl of dessert.

Deborah said...

How interesting - sounds great!

Maris said...

OMG these sound good! Knowing me, I'd eat them topped with vanilla ice cream!

Lori said...

I have never heard of smoked apples. They do sound real tastey.

grace said...

well this is new, not to mention sensational! i shall add this to the list of reasons to move to a grill-friendly place. :)

Pop said...

Smoked pineapple is also wonderful and it goes well with vanilla ice cream . I also stuff jalapeno peppers with hot pepper jelly and smoke them for 2 hours at 220 degrees.

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