Smoked Apples Recipe

Today we’ve got a mouthwatering dessert recipe from Mr. BBQ himself, Bruce Bjorkman. This Smoked Apples recipe is a fall favorite and more proof that you can cook almost ANYTHING on your MAK!

Smoked Apples


  • 1-medium-sized apple per person (recommended apple varieties: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp). You might also want to try one or more “heritage” apple varieties for flavor variation.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup currants, chopped raisins or other dried fruit of your choice
  • 1 Tsp butter per apple
  • Optional: add one teaspoon of spiced rum or bourbon to each apple

Preparation & Cooking:

  1. Wash and dry apples. 
  2. Using a paring knife, core apple, and create a two inch diameter bowl in apple. 
  3. Pierce the remaining flesh with a fork. 
  4. In a bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, pecans, dried fruits. 
  5. Mix ingredients thoroughly, and divide into four equal portions. 
  6. Spoon mixture into each apple, then top each with 1/4 teaspoon of butter, and rum/bourbon if you’re using it.
  7. Place apples in heat tolerant glass baking dish.
  8. With Flame Zone™ cover in place, power on your grill and leave the setpoint temperature on SMOKE. 
  9. Allow grill to come to temperature. 
  10. Place pan in center of grill, and smoke for 30-60 minutes. 
  11. Raise the grill temperature to 350F and cook apples for an additional 30 minutes until tender, but not mushy. 
  12. Carefully remove hot pan, serve apples by themselves or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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