These warm Grilled Apples are made in about ten minutes, and are served with whipped cream and a bit of almond slivers. A hint of cardamom takes this over the top and you’ll feel like you’re eating a dessert from a high-end restaurant!
Our local farmer’s market had a fresh batch of organic Gala Apples and I knew it was time to start using these on the grill. They were so sweet and crisp that I knew they’d make a phenomenal dessert, and I was right!
Gala Apples – This cultivar is sweet and firm and available year round in most grocery stores. It has hints of florals and is usually a bit smaller than the popular Red Delicious. They slice wonderfully, and it was easy to remove the seeds from the core.
Cardamom – This is the “secret” ingredient that adds a wonderfully complex flavor to these apples. A little goes a long way, so I only used ¼ of a teaspoon. It’s rich and exotic flavor is something that we should use more.
Step One: Wash and clean three or four Gala Apples. I recommend using organic fruits as so much of the chemicals used in orchards remain in the skin of the apples. The organic varieties aren’t typically as pretty, but I’d rather eliminate the chemicals when I can.
Step Two: Cut the apples into quarters and use a paring knife to carefully remove the core and seeds.
Step Three: Melt some butter and toss the sliced apples to coat well. The butter not only adds some flavor, but it minimizes the apples from sticking to the grill.
Step Four: In another small bowl, mix the cinnamon, brown sugar and cardamom together. Wait until the apples are off the grill to add in the melted butter.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set up the grill for 375 degrees on direct heat.
Step Two: Add the apples to the grill and let them sear for about three minutes.
Step Three: Turn the apples over and allow the other side to grill for another two to three minutes.
Step Four: Remove the apples from the grill.
🍽️ Serving Instructions
Add the melted butter to the cinnamon, brown sugar and cardamom and pour it over the apples. Use a wooden spoon to mix it together.
Top is with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of almond slices.
💡 Recipe Tips
These apples grill so fast that it is easy to put them on right before dinner for a phenomenal dessert. Who doesn’t love topping these with whipped cream and serving in a bowl for a fun dessert?
I prefer to eat these warm, right off the grill, but they do store well for a couple of days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. You can serve them cold, but there is just something about eating a warm apple dessert!
Related Grilled Fruit Recipes
Grilled Cinnamon Bananas – We made these in just a few minutes and they were eaten even faster! I had wanted to add them to an ice cream sundae, but they tasted so darned good by themselves.
Grilled Peaches – I’ve grilled peaches a few times. They are just amazing. My favorite is served with vanilla ice cream, but I have loved all of the varieties.
Grilled Pineapple Slices – Pineapple slices are a classic family treat! It is another super-fast grilled fruit recipe that the whole family will love.
Grilled Apple Slices
- 2 Apples firm is best
- 2 tbsp Butter melted
- 1/4 tsp Cardamon
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- Heat grill to 400 degrees on direct heat.
- Cut the apples into slices. Carefully core each apple
- Coat the apple slices with a little melted butter. This will provide some extra flavor and help them from not sticking to the grill.
- Grill the apple slices for 5 minutes each side
Prepare the Seasoned Mixture
- Combine the melted butter, cardamon and brown sugar in a small bowl
- Pour into the bowl with the grilled apples and mix to thoroughly coat
- Top with Whipped Cream and Almond Slivers and serve