Apples are always the best this time of year; crisp, juicy, and very tasty. Most people don’t consider grilling an apple but it is really a fantastic dessert. It’s truly unique. The general idea is to core the apple and stuff the center with caramel and chocolate. Grilling breaks down the apple so it can be easily eaten with a fork. The heat melts the chocolatey caramel center and each bite can be taken with a bit of soft apple and chocolatey caramel goodness. I top the apple with a marshmallow which adds a nice smore-like addition. It’s fall so let’s grill some apples!
- Apples (I use Rome apples but any kind will work)
- Rolo Candy (or any chocolate and caramel candy)
Grilled desserts are really cool. Not only do they let you tinker with your grill after dinner but you also end up with a sweet and tasty dessert with that classic grilled flavor. There are only three ingredients to this recipe: apples, Rolo candies, and marshmallows. You can't get any easier than this.
To begin, get a small knife and cut out the core of the apple. Be sure not to go all the way down through the bottom. Leave a half inch or so at the bottom of the apple. This will give some support so your apple won't fall apart and the chocolate filling won't leak out all over the grill.
Take the Rolo candies and shove them into the apple. Press them down hard! Don't leave any gaps. Take the marshmallow and stuff it into the top like a cork on a wine bottle. Make sure it gets down in there really good.
Have a medium heat prepared in the grill. This will work with propane grills or on charcoal grills. I spread the coals on one side of the grill and place the apple on the other side. This is classic indirect grilling of the apple. The dome temperature should be about 350-400 degrees. If you are using a propane grill leave one of the burners off and sit your apples over the unlit burner.
After about 30-40 minutes the marshmallow should be nicely charred. The skin of the apple should be wrinkled and maybe even torn a bit. That's OK. Cooked apples aren't the prettiest. Use tongs to get the apple off of the grill and bring it inside. Let it cool off for about 5 minutes.
One thing to watch out for is to not leave the apple on too long or it may turn into applesauce. You want to have some consistency to your apple. I like to use a fork and break right into the side. So tasty!