Whenever sugar meets heat, there’s the potential for burning. Work quickly and watch these apple rings closely to keep them from becoming overly browned. If necessary, grill the apple rings in batches. They make the perfect accompaniment for grilled pork. Or serve them with ice cream for dessert. You could even serve them alongside pancakes or waffles.

TIMING
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 2 to 4 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
- Long-handled tongs
- Long-handled basting brush.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium-high (400° to 450°F)
Clean, oiled grate
Charcoal:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, light ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 to 4 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 2 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 6 SERVINGS – ABOUT 24 RINGS)
1 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
2 firm, crisp apples, such as Gala
Oil for coating grill grate.

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed.
2. Heat the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small, shallow dish in a microwave or in a small saucepan over medium heat until just warm (15 to 30 seconds in the microwave).
3. Peel the apples. Using an apple corer or small, thin knife, core the apples from the stem through the blossom end. Cut the apples crosswise into rings about ¼ inch to 1/4 inch thick. Dip the apple rings into the syrup, then lay them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
4. Brush the grill grate and coat it with oil. Put the apple rings on the grill and cook until the apples are nicely grill-marked yet almost firm enough to hold their shape, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Baste the apples with any remaining maple syrup.
5. Remove the apples to a serving plate and serve.

   

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