Over the weekend we got invited to a fish fry. If you are like our family you are constantly on the go from one get together to another. And with those get together’s comes the moment of panic….What will I make? You can only take chocolate chip cookies so many times:) This is probably one of my biggest frustrations for the summer months. So let me introduce you to my BBQ apple pie.
A pie that is made on the grill. There is about 10 minutes worth of labor and 50 minutes later a yummy and delicious pie. No crust involved with this BBQ apple pie. Just a nice oatmeal topping to compliment the apples. The best part the cleanup….no cleanup because you made it on the grill!
Before we get to making this lovely BBQ Apple pie I have to share a story 🙂
What you thought there wouldn’t be a story? Ha!
Okay so when my husband and me built our house last year I swore I was going to decorate it with things that I had made or bought at flea markets. I was totally going for that Fixer Upper Look.
Well I got the bright idea to buy cast iron skillets and hang them on the wall. And I was totally excited when I found a set of three (small, medium and large) that was a matching set. I had fantasies about how wonderful they would look on my wall etc etc. Guess what, cast iron skillets are very heavy. And my wall–no studs. I should say the only wall where they could hang. Our our is very open with very few walls. Now Urban being the great hubby he is had some suggestions but with little kiddos running around I didn’t want to chance one of those bad boys falling off the wall. My boys are sturdy but I am sure cast iron would win.
Now I had three cast iron skillets in my cabinet that I needed to use. In this household if it isn’t used in a year it gets donated to Salvation Army. So story behind us.
Back to our pie.
You will start with 8 Fuji applies. Peel, clean and slice them.
Once you have that finished add 1 tablespoon of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice (if you don’t have this use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 nutmeg) and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Mix this together until it has coated the apple slices nicely. See picture above.
At this point you will pour the contents into a cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet a pie pan will do fine. As long as it can hold up to temperatures that reach 450 degrees.
Now you need to make the topping. Start with a 1 stick of very soft butter. Add 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup oatmeal(either kind) 1 cup of dark brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix this together and then pour over the top of the apple pie mixture.
Cover with aluminum foil and set this on your grill on non-direct heat. That just means turn off one of the burners 🙂 And set it on top of that one.
Grill for 35 minutes and then take the foil off and grill for 15 more minutes. If you are cooking on a open flame grill I would leave the foil on otherwise you will get the burnt wood smell. Not what we are going for.
When you are done… gorgeous. I added caramel sauce to my BBQ apple pie. That is your choice.
- 8 Fuji Apples
- 1 tablespoon of orange juice
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice (if you don't have this use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 nutmeg)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 stick of very soft butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup oatmeal (either kind)
- 1 cup of dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Peel, slice and clean apples
- Add orange juice, lemon juice, apple pie spice and sugar.
- Coat apples
- Pour into cast iron skillet
- Make topping
- Mix butter, flour, oatmeal, dark brown sugar and salt.
- Top apple pie with mixture
- Place cast iron skillet on non-direct heat on the grill.
- Grill on low for 50 minutes.
- You can place aluminium foil on top if you are cooking on an open flame. This will help keep the ash and wood smell out of the pie.
- Caramel sauce can be added once done.
Do you have any favorites desserts that you like to make on the grill? I would love to hear about it.
This was a first for me. But it was 90 in Missouri over the weekend and I really didn’t want to turn the oven on.
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