BBQ Apple Pies

BBQ Apple Pies

Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes


  • Aluminum foil, heavy duty


  • 4 lb Macouns Empires, or Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pkg. Frozen pie crust
  • Sugar to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Lemon juice
  • Light cream for brushing the crust
  • 2 T unsalted butter


  • Preheat your grill to high, and set for indirect cooking. (350-400ºF)
  • Prepare your pie dough in advance, wrapping the ball of dough tightly in plastic wrap or waxed paper and keeping it refrigerated until you are ready to roll it out.
  • Peel and slice your apples into a large bowl.
  • Toss with sugar and cinnamon to taste until the pieces are well coated.
  • Note: You can also use a squirt of fresh lemon if you find the whole mix is too sweet, which also keeps the apples from turning brown.
  • Roll out the pie dough into a single large circle – larger than you normally would if you were going to put this crust in a pie plate.
  • Lightly dust a piece of aluminum foil with flour.
  • Roll out the crust on a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Mound the seasoned apples in the center of the crust, then fold the edges of the crust towards the middle of the mound. Note: You will end up with an open inner circle of exposed apples, and the whole thing will look sort of like a tart but with more top crust.
  • Dot the open area with small pieces of butter.
  • Brush the top crust with the light cream.
  • Finish by sprinkling some additional sugar over the pie.
  • Slide the pie and the foil onto the grill over indirect heat. Make sure the lid is closed.
  • Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top crust has browned and the filling is bubbly. Note: We used a flashlight to monitor the progress through the vent holes, to avoid raising the cover and losing the heat.
  • Transfer the cooked pie onto a cutting board or other surface, sliding it off of the foil to cool.
  • While you may be tempted to just dig right in, the filling of a pie right out of the cooker may be dangerously hot. A brief cooling period also helps the juices to settle and the filling to firm up, resulting in neater cuts and a better presentation.
  • When the pie is ready to serve (still warm) serve with ice cream, or traditional extra sharp cheddar cheese.