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, start grill and leave set point 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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