Yes, you can do apples on the barbecue! We marinate apple halves with honey, oil and spices and then grill them until they’re browned and tender. Serve the apples with barbecued pork or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.

Yield: Serves 4.



  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples


  1. To prepare marinade, combine all ingredients except apples in a heavy zip-lock plastic bag; set aside. Using an apple corer, remove and discard cores from apples. Cut apples crosswise into 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick rounds. Add apples to marinade and squeeze bag to coat apples with marinade; seal bag. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat natural gas barbecue on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
  3. Remove apples from marinade; discard marinade. Grill apples until golden brown and tender, about 3 – 4 minutes per side.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


175 calories, 5.4 g fat, 0.9 g protein, 31.2 g carbohydrate, 4.7 g fibre