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Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.
These bloomin’ apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy were definitely one of the tastiest things I’ve ever made. Each bite was like biting into a hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven apple pie. Perfect. Just delicious!
The apples take only a few minutes to prepare and cook. And I was a bit nervous my first time cutting them. But I found it to be completely painless and rather fun. Everything you need to make these is probably already in your pantry – you just need a few apples and you’re ready to enjoy the perfect dessert right from your Big Easy!
Bloomin’ apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy can be topped with just about anything. Whipped cream. Melted caramel. Toasted nuts. You name it. Or just eat (er… devour) them with a simple scoop of good ole vanilla ice cream.
Also try my Brazilian pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
Bloomin’ Apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy
- Fire up your Big Easy or preheat an oven to 350 F.
- Cut about 1/2″ off the tops of the apples, getting all of the stems.
- Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the core of the apples. Get just enough to get the seeds.
- Using a sharp knife, make 2 circular cuts, one inside the other, around the inside of the apples from the top. You want two concentric circles. Be careful to not cut through the apples. See the picture above.
- Turn the apples over so that they are lying flat on the cut tops.
- Take a knife and make cuts down the sides if the apples. Start about 1/2″ from the center of each apple and slice downward.
- Turn the apples back over.
- Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar until dissolved.
- Stir in the flour and cinnamon.
- Place 2 caramels in the hollowed out centers of each apple.
- Pour the butter mixture over the tops.
- Transfer apples to a Big Easy basket and place into the cooker. Roast for about 20 minutes, checking for tenderness. I used a long metal skewer to gently poke the apples to see if they were soft.
- For oven cooking, transfer the apples to a baking sheet lined with foil and bake 30-40 minutes or until tender.
- Your apples may take longer than mine. Start checking them after 20 minutes.
- Remove apples and add your favorite toppings.
Nutritional values are approximate.