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Grilled Apple Pie Recipe

Apple pie
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Wow the crowd at your next backyard cookout but firing up a traditional apple pie on your already warm grill. To make the prep work easy, we use a crumble topping in this grilled dessert recipe.

Serve with: a Coca-Cola.



Servings: 8 servings


Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour




  • 2 tablespoons instant ClearJel or all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon  Morton Coarse Kosher Salt 
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 apples

Crumble Topping

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter
About the apples. The best baking apples are on the hard side. The tried and true classics are Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, and my favorite is Honeycrisp, but other good ones are Jonathan, Jonagold, Braeburn, Winesap, Cortland, Gala.
About the butter. If you have only unsalted butter, add 1/4 of kosher salt.
About the ClearJel. It is used as a thickener to keep the juices from running all over when you slice. Instant ClearJel is the favorite of pros, but you can use flour, corn starch, or tapioca. Click here to read more about your options.
About the salt. Remember, kosher salt is half the concentration of table salt so if you use table salt, use half as much. Click here to read more about salt and how it works.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page


  • Prep. Make or buy the pie dough and put the bottom in a pie pan. Put it in the freezer for a few minutes to chill it.
  • Peel, core, and slice the apples.
  • To create the filling, combining the sugar, tablespoons of flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the apples, stirring to coat. Transfer the apple mixture to the pie pan, smoothing out the filling.
    Child stirring apple pie filling
  • Make the topping in a medium bowl by combining the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using 2 knives or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple filling.
  • Fire up. Set up your grill for 2-zone cooking and preheat it to 425°F (218.3°C) in the indirect side.
  • Cook. Place the sheet pan on the indirect side of the grill and preheat it. If you don't have a sheet pan a baking pan will work or use a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Place the pie on the indirect side, close the lid, and bake until the liquid is bubbling and the apples are tender, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Serve. Slice and serve the apple pie on its own or with vanilla ice cream or with thick sliced extra sharp cheddar cheese.