In the summer, we get pretty darn good at grilling. For those of you dealing with these soaring temperatures, you know what I’m talking about. And if you’ve ever lost power for any period of time due to these summertime thunderstorms, then you are probably a master griller too. So I am always thinking of fun things to make on the grill. And one of my most requested recipes this time of year from y’all are things you can make on the grill or in your slow cooker. Keep in mind, any recipe that is made on the grill can also be made in the oven. Generally it can be baked at 350F on a baking sheet but you may have to play with the cooking times a bit. So, come winter, if you want to make these, you can still do so.
Now, I’m adding dried cranberries to this but you can leave those out, or use raisins. My other favorite ingredient to have (if I have them on hand) are some chopped pecans. But this is a simple recipe to enjoy some sweetened fruit with your meal. Great for camp outs and BBQ’s! My husband loves to open his packet and dig in. If you enjoy fried apples then you will love these! I think this goes really well with some pulled pork sandwiches. Yum!
1 apple (whatever type you like, I used pink lady)
1 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat grill (to medium heat). Cut a 12×18-inch sheet of nonstick foil. Place apple slices (on the nonstick side of the foil) along with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and dried cranberries (if using). If you don’t have nonstick foil, just put a little bit of nonstick spray on the foil to keep the apples from sticking while baking.
Wrap packet securely with double-fold seals, allowing for a bit of room for heat expansion.
Place packet on grill and cover and cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat. If using a charcoal grill, make sure your grate is set at least 4-6 inches above the charcoals.
Be careful removing from heat. I just use a grill-safe spatula and gently scoop up the packet and put it on a plate. Use caution when opening packets because there will be hot steam as you open them.
We serve right in the packets. There will be juices on the bottom of the packet. Just gently stir your apples around a bit in those juices. And eat! So good!
This recipe is for one serving. So it’s easy to take this recipe and make as many as you need for your crowd. This would be fun to set up as a baked apple bar. Set all the ingredients out for your guests and let them top with whatever they like and then grill them to order!
Note: This is also delicious served in a bowl and a little ice cream served on top! I will take the extra juices from the foil packet and drizzle it over the ice cream. Mmmm. Mmm.
Apple Pie Packets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 1 apple cored and sliced
- 1 tbsp . butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp . brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp . ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp . dried cranberries or raisins optional
- 1 tbsp . chopped pecans optional
- Preheat grill (to medium heat)
- Cut a 12 x 18-inch sheet of nonstick foil.
- Place apple slices on foil along with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and dried cranberries.
- Wrap packet securely with double-fold seals, allowing for a bit of room for heat expansion.
- Place packet on grill; cover and cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat.
- Be careful when removing from the grill.
- I just use a grill-safe spatula and gently scoop up the packet and put it on a plate.
- Use caution when opening packets because there will be hot steam as you open them.
- We serve right in the packets.
- There will be juices on the bottom of the packet.
- Just gently stir your apples around a bit in those juices.