Looking for a quick, yet flavor packed, grilled dessert to serve up to your family or guests?
Well Grillocracy's got you covered with one of several tasty desserts offered up in Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance (Chronicle Books) -- apples and cranberries grilled in parchment paper!
APPLES GRILLED IN PARCHMENT PAPER
2 Granny Smith apples
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
Quarter the apples through the core. Remove and discard the core, then cut each quarter into thin slices. Place the slices in a medium bowl. Add the cranberries, maple syrup, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
To make the packets:
Cut four pieces of baking parchment paper, about 12 by 15 inches each. Spoon one-quarter of the apple mixture into the center of each piece of paper and dot with one-quarter of the butter. Bring the two long ends of each paper together and fold them over several times to seal the top of the packet. Twist the other two ends of the papers in opposite directions to close the packets.
Grill the packets over Direct Medium heat for about 10 minutes. Serve in packets or pour the apple mixture from each packet into a separate bowl. Either way, serve warm with ice cream, if desired.
© 2001 Weber-Stephen Products Co. Recipe from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. Used with permission.