Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Grilling can turn an apple into a savory side dish. For a great dessert idea, see my note below or try Grilled Cinnamon Apples With Mascarpone. Works with pears, too. Great ideas I found in The Houston Chronicle. Enjoy!!!
- 1 apple, halved and cored
- 1⁄8 teaspoon olive oil (or Pam cooking spray)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt (just a pinch)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper (just a pinch)
- 1 ounce grated cheddar cheese
- Halve and core the apples, then either brush them with olive oil or spritz with Pam.
- Dust the halves with salt and pepper, then place cut-side down over direct heat on a hot grill. Cook with the grill covered. After about 3 to 5 minutes, the apples should have pronounced grill marks on their cut sides.
- Use tongs to flip the apples and reduce the heat under them to low or move to cooler part of grill. Close the grill and cook until the apples are just tender, about another 3 to 5 minutes.
- To serve, sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over the apples and offer as a side to pork, chicken or steak.
- Note: if you want a sweet option, sprinkle with cinnamon and/or nutmeg, grill about 3 minutes. Turn over, sprinkle with sugar or brown sugar, raisins and/or coconut, close and cook until tender, about another 3 minutes. Top w/ vanilla or cinnamon ice cream!
Ours took closer to 5 minutes for both parts, but boy were they good! We made the sweet ones as well, and you can also top them with splenda, instead of regular sugar.
well this was a great use for my huge stock of apples, I made these on my indoor grill and went for the sweet option,my DH enjoyed them topped with vanilla ice cream, these get done very fast so keep a close eye on them, great recipe thanks for sharing Sherri!