Make the best fall dessert on the smoker or pellet grill with these Smoked Apples!
Smoked Apples make a wonderful fall dessert and are easy to make on the smoker or Pellet Grill. This is a great recipe to add to your list of Pellet Grilled Recipes.
What type of apple should you use for Smoked Apples?
These are best made with a Honeycrisp or Fuji Apple. These give a great sweet and tart flavor which combines well with the smoky flavor of the pellet grill or smoker.
It’s best to use medium-large apples, you want to be sure that you will have enough space to core the apple and then add in the filling.
What pellets should you use for Smoked Apples?
We like to use a variety of pellets with mixed flavors, but you can also use your favorite pellet flavor too.
I really like this fall blend of pellets with these apples, it’s a mix of apple wood and hickory wood. It really adds to that apple flavor and makes these completely divine!
Tips for Making Smoked Apples:
Be sure to fully core the apples about 3/4 deep so that you can fit in the toppings.
They can be served with ice cream as well or whipped topping. We even like to drizzle caramel sauce on top too.
The apples will smoke at 275*F for about 90 minutes, they need to be checked around 60 minutes as the cooking time will depend on the size of the apples used.
The outside of the apples should be nice and soft but still, hold its shape to be considered done.
The apples need to be arranged either in a cast iron skillet or grill rings to stay upright. We typically use a cast iron skillet when we make them.
If you enjoyed this then you will love this Grilled Apple Crisp too!
- 6 Fuji or Honeycrisp Apples (Medium-Large)
- 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Melted
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
- 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
- Preheat the smoker to 275*F.
- Core your apples, remove only about 3/4 of the depth of the apple.
- Add the butter and brown sugar to a medium-sized bowl and combine. Fold in the cranberries, chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg into the butter until blended well.
- Divide the filling evenly and fill the centers of the apples.
- Place apples onto the smoker. You can arrange them using grill rings to help them stay upright or use a cast iron skillet. Smoke until the sides of the apples are soft, this takes about 1 – 1 1/2 hours depending on the size.
- Serve them with frozen yogurt or ice cream if preferred.