Apples Grilled in Parchment Paper

A grown-up treat from the grill that even kids will devour. Simple. Sublime.

Photograph by Tim TurnerYield: 4 servings

2 granny smith apples
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

Prepare a medium fire for direct grilling.

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.

Source: Weber's Big Book of Grilling by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae (Chronicle Books; 2001) Photographs by Tim Turner.

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