These hickory smoked and maple-butter soaked apples are sweet and delicious. The subtle smokiness combined with the sweet and savory filling make them a great side for pork, chicken, beef or even fish. Some smoke and some patience and you’ll have a smoky treat. You can serve them whole, cut in half or chop into chunks as an entree topping. Truly the perfect addition to any BBQ gathering.
These hickory smoked apples are sweet and delicious. Try them with pork steaks and cornbread.
- 4 pink lady apples (or other tart, crisp variety)
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- disposable roasting pan
- Core the apples, creating a cavity for butter/sugar mix, leaving the bottom of the apples intact.
- Mix brown sugar, maple syrup and butter and fill apples with mixture.
- Preheat grill to 350F for indirect heat and smoking. Add hickory wood chips for smoking.
- Place apples on upper rack and place a drip pan below them to catch any drippings that may leak out.
- Cook until golden brown and soft, usually 1-1½ hours. The time may vary depending on the size and variety of apples used.