Grilled Apples make a delicious side dish or dessert for any occasion. We love to enjoy all year round because of the delicious smoky flavors and amazing results.

Grilled Apples slices with grilled marks and seasoned with cinnamon
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If you have tried our Grilled Watermelon, Grilled Mango, Grilled Pineapple Recipe, Grilled Pineapple Slices Recipe and Grilled Tomatoes then you know these Grilled Apples will be just as good.

Grilling fruit has become a family favorite when we are grilling our favorite chicken and pork recipes. It takes minutes to grill and it is even better with added toppings.

Why We Love This Recipe

Grilled apples are made easily with simple ingredients. We love the way they taste and how easy they were to grill. The combination of the sweetness from the apples and the smoky flavors makes this recipe a family favorite.

If you are looking for a light and healthy dessert to make to complete your meal, make these grilled apples.

Ingredients

Ingredients - apples, lemon juice, water, olive oil, butter, honey, cinnamon, brown sugar
  • Apples – Use a firm apple that is without bruising for best results.
  • Lemon Juice – This keeps the apples from turning brown.
  • Olive Oil – Use oil of your choice. We like avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • Honey – Maple syrup is a great substitute
  • Ground Cinnamon – You can other types of spices such as nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
  • Brown Sugar – Learn How to Make Brown Sugar with simple ingredients

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How to Make Grilled Apples

  • Step 1 – Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 2 – Core the apples and slice them into approximately 1/4-½ inch thick slices (rings). 
Apple corer on a cutting board with apple slices on the side
  • Step 3 – Stir together the water and lemon juice in a large bowl.  Add the apple rings and let them soak to prevent browning. 
Apple slices 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. 
Grilled apple slices on the grill grates
  • Step 7 – While the apples are cooking, place the butter, honey, ground cinnamon and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl.  
Honey and cinnamon 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 – 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. 
Brushing honey mixture over the apple slices
  • Step 10 – Remove from heat.  Serve warm and enjoy! 

Expert Tips

  • Prepare Apples – Don’t skip soaking the apples in the water and lemon juice mixture as this prevents the apples from browning. 
  • Apple CorerIt is best to make this recipe with a apple corer but you can also slice the apples with a knife.
  • Foil Packets – If you prefer, you can slice apples and top with the seasoning and place in foil. Then grill the apples in the aluminum foil packets for a delicious variations. You can also bake these slice apples in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
Grilled apples topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with ground cinnamon with a side of cinnamon sticks

Serving Suggestions

These apples are delicious served as is or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  These apples are great to serve to a crowd with your favorite toppings. Set out bowls of the following toppings for a fun dessert to serve to friends and family.

  • Caramel Sauce
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Granola
  • Chopped Nuts – Walnuts, Almonds, and Pecans
  • Raisins
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Best Apples to Use for this Recipe?

Feel free to use apples of your choice. We recommend using honey crisp, gala apple, pink lady, granny smith, and Fuji.

Can I Grill Apples that are Cut in Halves or Slices?

This recipe can be prepared with apple halves or slices. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your apples.

How Long Does it Take to Grill Apples?

Grilled apples only take about 6 minutes to grill on each side. This allows the apples to get the best grill marks and to cook tender.

How to Store Leftover Grilled Apples

Store grilled apples in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Leftover Grilled Apples

Reheat the leftovers in the oven in a baking dish for about 10 minutes. Heat in a preheated oven at 325 degrees.

Grilled apple slices on a plate

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Grilled Apples

5 from 1 vote
Grilled Apples make a delicious side dish or dessert for any occasion. We love to enjoy all year round because of the delicious smoky flavors and amazing results.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 160

Ingredients

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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. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    The apples turned out amazing and we served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with caramel drizzle!