Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grilled Apple Pie

Yes, you are seeing the recipe title correctly!! GRILLED Apple Pie.  I never imagined you could make an apple pie on the grill, but I was searching for recipes one day and came across this amazing way of making an apple pie. Whether it's on a grill with charcoal or a gas grill, the apples are tender and the crust is nice and flaky.  I don't have a charcoal grill, and have been making my grilled apple pies on a gas grill. I can only imagine how delicious the pie would be with that smoky, charcoal-grilled flavor. If you make it over charcoal, please comment and let me know how it was!!! Now, get all of your ingredients and GET GRILLING!!!

Ingredients Needed:
  • 6-8 medium apples (I used McIntosh and Cortland; of course, you can use Granny Smith if you prefer a more tart pie); peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of one fresh lemon
  • freshly-ground nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • unsalted butter
  • two pie crusts (I used store bought)
  • 1 pyrex pie dish
  • 1 hot grill
How to GRILL it:

Before doing anything, get your grill nice and HOT.  The temperature gauge should read 425 degrees F.  DO NOT TURN ON ALL OF YOUR BURNERS. Keep one section off. You will be putting your pie in INDIRECT heat.  NEVER put the pie directly over the burners that are on!!!!! If using a charcoal grill, put the charcoal on one side of the grill and keep the opposite section of the grill for putting your pie on.  Again ... NEVER PUT THE PIE OVER THE HEAT SOURCE OR FLAME!!!!

1)   Peel, core and slice the apples into ½ inch slices
2)   Place the apple slices into a bowl and keep aside
3)   In another bowl, mix the sugar, flour, salt and mix well
4)   Spread the sugar over the apple slices and coat them well
5)   Add the lemon juice to the apple slices
6)   Roll out the dough and place onto the base of a pyrex pie dish
7)   Spread the apple mixture onto the base
8)   Sprinkle some nutmeg and cinnamon over the apple slices (as much/little as you like)

9)   Add thin slivers of butter all over the apples that you just covered with nutmeg
      & cinnamon
10) Roll out the other half and cover the top of the pie dish
11) Gently flute the edges and make a slit on the top

12) Lightly sprinkle on some sugar for extra crunch and to help brown
13) Grill the pie on INDIRECT HEAT in the grill for about 60 minutes

14) Check and rotate the pie dish every 20 minutes or so (for even browning)
15) Carefully remove the pie from the grill (using oven mitts)

16) Serve WARM

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